DOH probes death of 2 infants in Cebu as parents blame vaccine

Annie Fe Perez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 15 2017 02:05 AM

CEBU - The Department of Health in Central Visayas is investigating the case of two infants who died allegedly after receiving immunization shots in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu last week.

The families of Ayesha Suson and Ghirvaughn Mcreign Limpangog said the infants were given a vaccine on Nov. 8 meant to protect them against five infectious diseases. 

According to Lenlen Suson and Jian Millacent, mothers of Ayesha and Ghirvaughn respectively, the infants were in good condition before receiving the vaccine.

The infants suddenly experienced fever and diarrhea following the vaccination. They were rushed to the hospital after their conditions worsened.

Both babies died on Nov. 11, three days after the vaccination.

Their death certificates, however, showed Ayesha died from gastroenteritis and dehydration while Ghirvaughn died due to meningitis.

The Lapu-Lapu City Health Department said it was looking into the the two incidents.

Dr. Rodolfo Berame, the city's health chief, however said the vaccines were not expired and the health workers who administered them were also highly trained.