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Immediate occurring adverse events during the mass vaccination campaign in 2002, targeting meningococcal serogroup C disease

Acute incidenten, opgetreden tijdens de massavaccinatie van de MenC campagne in 2002, gericht tegen Meningokokken groep C

Synopsis

During the mass vaccinationcampaign in 2002 in the Netherlands, targeting meningococcal serogroup C disease, many children have (nearly) fainted, mostly during or after the immunization. The highest incidence of presyncope and syncope occurred in the 6-14 year old children (21.4 per 100,000), followed by 15-18 year old children (18.9 per 100,000) and 1-5 year olds (2,2 per 100,000) respectively. In total 4470 immediate occurring adverse events were reported related more than 1.8 million administered vaccines. This 1.8 million is 63% of the total number of vaccinated children. Over 83% of the reports considered presyncope and syncope. Other reported symptoms were for instance anxiety, hyperventilation, tingling and headache. No children with symptoms of anaphylactic shock were reported.
 

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