Health Ministry stopped the vaccination of children Russian drug EntseVir

Russia has suspended the vaccination of children against encephalitis drug "EntseVir" because of the large number of complications after vaccination.

In the "Rossiyskaya Gazeta" published an official letter from the Deputy Chief Minister Veronika Skvortsova, which aims for health leaders in the region. According to it, the necessary steps must be taken before 15 May 2011.

The decision to suspend the vaccination "Entsevirom" adopted makes it possible for the fact that in some regions of the vaccinated children have been reported "adverse vaccine reactions."

For example, in the Vologda region after mass vaccination in 3 schools, health deterioration was observed in 295 children who appeared weakness, nausea, dizziness and fever.

A 40 students required medical attention. The prosecutor's office in the region opened a criminal case under part 1 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code (negligence) and four administrative proceedings under Article 06.03 of the Administrative Code (violation of legislation in the field of sanitary and epidemiological welfare of the population).

Vologda region for several years among the areas deprived of the incidence of tick-borne encephalitis and therefore child immunization was carried out as part of the national calendar vaccination on epidemic indications.

In April this year, the same vaccine preparation was suspended in the Chelyabinsk region. Then the chief medical officer of the region took a decision and after the development of adverse reactions in adults in the area.

Cause complications and is produced Tomsk branch of the NGO "Microgen" regions and purchased from the budget.

In 2010, adverse reactions to the introduction of "EntseVira" were reported in the Republic of Buryatia, Altai region, and Arkhangelsk, Chelyabinsk and Yaroslavl regions.

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