Three Children in India Die After JE, Measles and DPT Vaccinations

Three Children in India Die After JE, Measles and DPT Vaccinations

Three toddlers in the village of Loinga in the district of Palamu (Jharkhand state), India died on the morning of Apr. 8, 2018, just hours after receiving multiple vaccines the previous day. The children—Aryan Kumar, Sanju Kumari and Ujjawal Kumar—were all between one and half to two years old and had been given booster shots against Japanese encephalitis (JE), measles and diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT).1 2

According to Palamu civil surgeon Dr. Vijay K Singh, the children had been vaccinated during the afternoon of Apr. 7 and by around 7 pm that evening they had developed fevers1 and began exhibiting symptoms of “acute” physical distress.

Bihari Yadav, an uncle of Sanju Kumari, recounted, “My child started vomiting and loose motion thereafter and finally she and other two died around 4 to 4.30 Sunday morning. Their bodies had one similarity in the form of open eyes and yellowish bodies.”1

Six other children who received the same vaccinations in Loinga also became ill. Two of them were taken to Sadar Hospital in the city of Medininagar and were reported to be recovering.2

Principal Secretary of Health Nidhi Khare subsequently formed a committee to investigate the three deaths and examine the vaccines used. Police were ordered to confiscate the “ice box and other items” used in the vaccination campaign, along with the “distribution register” of the vaccines.1 2

In April 2018,  three infants were reported to have died in Shaheen Muslim Town in Peshwar, Pakistan after being vaccinated with the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV).  In March, three children in Pakistan died after getting the measles vaccine and two children died in India following pentavalent vaccination (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis B, HIB combination vaccine).3


1 Vaccination Kills 3 Kids in Palamu. The Pioneer Apr. 9, 2018.
2 Kumar Mishra S. 3 toddlers die after booster shots, 6 ill. The Telegraph Apr. 9, 2018.
3 TVR Staff. Three Infants in Pakistan Die After Receiving Polio Vaccine. The Vaccine Reaction May 13, 2018.

2 Responses to "Three Children in India Die After JE, Measles and DPT Vaccinations"

  1. CATRYNA WHITE   June 19, 2018 at 6:28 am

    After the debacle over the OPV a number of years ago, and the lawsuit India has filed against Bill Gates and his organization, you would think that people would refuse vaccination.

  2. Dorothy Kearney   June 20, 2018 at 12:09 am

    It is so hypocritical that, if two or more people get a childhood illness, it is called a “deadly outbreak” and everybody gets on the bandwagon to push vaccines. But when children die, and the obvious cause is because they were given vaccines, nobody steps up to the plate to say, “NO MORE FORCED VACCINES.” So, are we saying death by vaccine is more acceptable than getting the illness itself, or just choosing not to vaccinate?


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