From December 11, 2018 to January 7 this year, in the past month, more than 100 infants and young children were vaccinated (oral) with an expired polio vaccine in a health center in Jinhu County, Huai'an City, Jiangsu Province.
The news was confirmed by the Jinhu County Health Planning Commission. At present, the Jinhu County Party and County Government has launched a major incident emergency mechanism, held an emergency meeting overnight, set up an incident handling headquarters, and is investigating the incident. At the same time, the County Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Supervisory Committee also participated in the investigation
On the afternoon of January 9, Zhou Guangfeng, member of the Standing Committee of the Jinhu County Committee and Minister of Propaganda, told the news that 145 infants and young children had been taken the vaccine.
The relevant vaccinators have been suspended from the investigation. At the same time, the Jinhu County Health Planning Commission has issued a notice, and has made a dismissal decision for the three cadres involved in the hospital and related responsible persons. They are: exempted Liu Zhibing from the vice president of the Licheng Township Health Center of Jinhu County, and removed the deputy director of the Yanghuqin Jinhu County CDC, and removed the post of deputy chief of the disease control department of Hanwei Jinhu County CDC (presiding) .
Zhou Guangfeng told the news that tomorrow (January 10th) Jinhu County will invite well-known experts in Jiangsu Province to conduct medical examinations for infants who have taken expired vaccines. If there are any problems, the Jinhu County Hospital Group will undertake the government's guarantee. At the same time, a re-vaccination remedial plan is established for infants and young children who have been vaccinated with an expired vaccine
After the vaccine expires, it is still used after 1 month.
Some local parents of Jinhu told the journalist that “vaccine expired” was accidentally discovered by a parent working in the hospital on January 7 when he took the child to vaccinate.
The expired polio vaccine batch number is 201612158, and the production enterprise is Beijing Beishengyan Biological Products Co., Ltd., valid until December 11, 2018.
But until the expiration of the batch of vaccines, one month, on January 7, 2019, children are still taking the batch of polio vaccine.
The vaccination records provided by parents show that the polio vaccine vaccinated on December 18, 2018, with the batch number 201612158, expired on December 11, 2018.
On the afternoon of January 8, the director of the Jinhu County Health Planning Commission, Mr. Zhang, told the news that the county government was investigating the incident. It can be determined that the expired polio vaccines are all in the same batch.
"On the morning of January 8, the county magistrate of Jinhu County held a meeting for this purpose. The leading group of the Jinhu County CDC and the hospital in charge of the hospital (Jinhu County Licheng Health Center) and related vaccinators have been suspended for investigation. "The above director Zhang said.
Polio vaccines prevent polio, commonly known as "polio". According to the requirements of the National Health and Health Commission, since May 1, 2016, a new polio vaccine immunization strategy has been implemented nationwide: 4 times for each child – one dose of polio inactivated vaccine (IPV) at 2 months of age ); a three-month live attenuated polio vaccine (bOPV) was given at three months of age, four months of age, and four weeks of age.
The polio vaccine of the “201612158” batch number expired on December 11, 2018.
More than 100 infants and young children take expired vaccine
According to the parents, children who were vaccinated with the batch of expired vaccines were as young as three or four months old and as young as four years old.
Some parents said that children have vomiting, lethargy and other adverse reactions. One of the parents said that after taking the expired vaccine on December 17, 2018, the vomiting symptoms continued to this day.
Due to the strict requirements of the four vaccinations on the time, parents are also worried that this time the expired vaccine may have adverse reactions, and may affect the late vaccination plan and effect.
According to local parents’ news, on the afternoon of January 8, Gao Changping, deputy head of Jinhu County, organized the county’s Health Planning Commission, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the head of the health center to meet with the parents and invited Jiangsu Province to control the disease. Experts from the Center and Nanjing Children's Hospital answered questions on the spot.
An expert from the Institute of Immunization of Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, invited by Jinhu County, replied, “In general, there is a certain effect on the effect, and the best effect is not achieved. In terms of safety, it is only expired, and there is generally no big problem. The problem. However, most of the reactions caused by the vaccine are within 14 days. For the sake of properness, it is recommended to extend the observation period to 40 days and strengthen the follow-up.
In the recording of the meeting on the afternoon of January 8, Gao Changping, deputy magistrate of Jinhu County, said that from the date of expiration (December 11, 2018), the vaccine was expired (January 7, 2019). The hospital has vaccinated 404 children and it has been verified that 45 children have been vaccinated with this batch of expired polio vaccine.
In addition, according to the person in charge of the relevant departments of Jinhu County Health and Welfare Department, it is found that there are 90 batches of expired vaccines, and 21 have been used. “Each child drops two drops, one for six or seven children”.
"The 404 children, not all of them have been vaccinated with the batch of expired vaccine. Because the hospital is mixed with two batches, both expired and unexpired," Gao County magistrate said.
At 3:00 pm on January 9, Zhou Guangfeng, member of the Standing Committee of the Jinhu County Party Committee and Minister of Propaganda, told 澎湃News that 145 infants and young children had been diagnosed with the above-mentioned batches of vaccine.
Multiple batches mixed
澎湃News learned from parents that from December 12, 2018 to January 7, 2019, in the past month, the polio vaccine provided by the Licheng Health Center of Jinhu County has two batch numbers, namely “201612158”. "201703049", valid for 2018-12-11, 2019-03-26.
Another child was vaccinated on December 24, 2018. The batch number recorded on the vaccine was “201703024”, but the information about the vaccine was not found. After the parents were told that the doctor was “wrong”, the batch number should be For "201703042".
So far, within this month, Jinhu County, the same hospital, appeared three kinds of polio vaccine batch number.
Parents also consulted the vaccine and found that the “batch number” column was not recorded on the same day. After that, they called the health center for protection. The other party informed the “name and date of birth” and the inoculation batch number was “201703049”.
Parents are worried that if multiple batches of vaccines are mixed, will there be a situation where “the book is filled with an unexpired vaccine, but the actual use of an expired vaccine”?
At the meeting, experts from the provinces and cities invited by Jinhu County said that in general, health centers should not have a mixture of multiple batches for a long time. “This is easy to cause confusion.” “You should check the batch time and mix time as soon as possible. time".
On the 8th and 9th, the news of the news was sent to the health center of the hospital, Jinhu County Licheng Town Health Center, and the mobile phone of the surname Liu surnamed. Tang Weijun, director of the Jinhu County Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said that he was not convenient to respond. Chen Hua, the director of the Jinhu County Health Planning Commission, replied that there was no following after the “contact after the meeting”.
On January 8th, Jinhu County announced that after the incident of oral polio vaccine for some children in the Licheng Health Center on the afternoon of January 7, the county government immediately launched a major incident emergency mechanism and held an emergency meeting overnight to conduct an investigation. Disposal, suspension of work for members of the Licheng Health Center, the county CDC team and related members, comprehensively cooperate with the investigation, and will be seriously responsible for the investigation according to the results of the investigation.
Subsequently, the Jinhu County Health Planning Commission decided to remove the duties of three cadres, including Yang Wanqin, Liu Zhibing and Han Wei.
The Propaganda Department of Jinhu County Committee told the news that the county has organized a network inspection of all medical units in the county to completely eliminate expired vaccines, medicines and consumables. In view of the current situation of large inoculation in Licheng Town Hospital of the county, two new vaccination outlets have been added in the urban area to facilitate the inoculation work in the orderly and efficient quality.
澎湃News reporter Chen Zhuo
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