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Toddler dies 10 days after an MMR jab December 3, 2008

Posted by Dreamhealer in Health.

A toddler aged 18 months died 10 days after having the MMR jab, an inquest heard yesterday. Mum Sarah Fisher, 42, said she told doctors George had had febrile convulsions. She was not warned of any complications with the vaccine. After the MMR, he had diarrhoea, a runny nose and loss of appetite. She later found George, of Cheltenham, Glos, dead in his cot. “We cannot understand how our healthy son died,” she told the inquest at Shire Hall, Gloucester. 

Dr Alan Day, consultant paediatrician at Cheltenham General Hospital, said it was fine for George to have been given the jab in January 2006 despite his condition.

But he added: “He should have been given regular ibuprofen and paracetamol to reduce the temperature, have his temperature taken and be watched over for a few days.”

The inquest continues.


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