Rubella vaccination at a local school in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur has caused a medical emergency to many students. Immediately after the vaccination, around 30 children were hospitalized on Thursday. The students complained of having headache and giddiness after receiving the vaccines at school.
All the children were below the age of 12. Chief Medical Officer Dr R P Rawat stated that the kids were administered the vaccine at the Saraswati Shishi Mandir in the Kotwali police station in Shahjahanpur.
The kids were immediately rushed to the district hospital after they complained of headache and giddiness. Some of them were discharged after first aid. The CMO in a statement revealed that the condition of a child was turning serious.
District Magistrate Amrit Tripathi said an inquiry has been ordered into the incident to ascertain if all necessary precautionary measures were taken by the medical team.
Earlier in October, at least 25 school students were taken ill after being administered measles vaccine at Sahabad ME Madrasa under Katlicherra revenue circle in Assam’s Hailakandi district, officials said. Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan had earlier stated that the students were administered measles rubella (MR) just after the mid-day meal following which several of them complained of nausea, fever, stomach ache and vomiting.