'Reactions after measles-rubella shot coincidental'

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

Some of the known vaccine-related reactions following the measles-rubella shot include rash and itching. Mass media tools should be employed to dispel any fear about the vaccination drive. PUNE: A 16-member expert committee formed to assess the cases of reactions after measles-rubella (MR) vaccination in the city have termed them “either coincidental or anxiety-related”.As many as 27 students had reported some or the other symptoms of reactions following the immunization drive in the city, which started on November 27 last year.The expert committee unanimously concluded that these reactions were not vaccine-related. These can be local, meaning at the injection site, and may result in itching, burning sensation, swelling, tenderness and hives. “Majority of the children who suffered from adverse events were above four years of age.

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