Three children died and six were seriously unwell, after being given the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine in Palamau, a district in Jharkhand. The incident took place in Loinga village. According to villagers, the vaccines were given to children between the age of one and three years by nurses on Saturday. The children started vomiting and had loose motion following the immunization process. They were admitted to the Sadar Hospital on Saturday evening. Three of them died on Sunday. ‘Three infants die in Jharkhand post diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP)vaccination.’ Following the deaths, angry villagers blocked the road and took the nurses hostage. Police and district administration officials rescued the medical staff after pacifying the villagers. Chief Minister Raghubar Das ordered a probe into the incident. He also announced Rs 1 lakh compensation to the families of each of the dead. Source: IANS << New Insights into Influenza Vaccine Single Cell Survey Reveals New Pathways Of Kidney Diseases >> Recommended Reading Vaccination for Children Vaccines are biological products that impart immunity to the recipient. Vaccines may be live attenuated, killed or toxoids. READ MORE Top 10 Vaccine Myths Debunked Childhood vaccination has saved many lives, yet lots more has to be done to increase awareness and eliminate myths regarding vaccines. READ MORE Traveling with Children Abroad? - Parents, Stay Alert! Traveling with children is always challenging as it involves careful planning. Here are some precautions that need to be taken when traveling abroad with kids. READ MORE Diphtheria Diphtheria, vaccines, sulfa drugs, World War II, Soviet Union, epidemic, immunization, childhood illness, death, strangling angel, Pierre Bretonneau, Greek, leathery, New England colonies, US READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Drug Interaction Checker Hearing Loss Calculator Sanatogen More News on: DiphtheriaDeath FactsTop 10 Vaccine Myths DebunkedTraveling with Children Abroad? - Parents, Stay Alert!