115 children with Reported Adverse Events after BCG vaccination, the ECDC says

According to the Communicable Disease Threats Report issued last week (23th Nov) by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), up to 115 BCG vaccinated children in Romania had Reported Adverse Events since last march, and 50 of them had to be hospitalized. The children suffered from abscesses and lymph node swellings. The BCG vaccine was manufactured in Denmark by the SSI and had been distributed by UNICEF. No other details have been provided. The ECDC is now collecting  information in order to assess the alert. A request for support is expected from the MoH in Romania for ECDC and WHO, and planning for a support mission has began. Meanwhile, the European Medicines Agency has been informed.

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