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7 July 2008

Vaccinations at Some Clinics Suspended Following Child's Death

All Genesis Medical Center Pediatric Clinics have suspended their use of childhood vaccines after a baby received routine vaccinations, then died several hours later at home. Genesis Health Group says that it is suspending pediatric vaccinations merely as a precaution until the cause of the baby's death can be determined.

The seemingly healthy baby boy was brought in for a "well baby" visit that includes routine vaccinations for pneumonia, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus. Later that night, his parents found him dead with no obvious cause for his death.

Genesis sent the batch of vaccines the boy received to the FDA and to the makers of the vaccines for testing. This is the first time Genesis has ever suspended pediatric vaccinations at its clinics.


* WQAD July 2, 2008

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