BEIJING: Chinese health officials have ruled out the China-made H1N1 flu vaccine in the causes of the deaths of two people who were inoculated in December, an official with the Ministry of Health said Monday.
As of December 31, about 49.91 million people nationwide had been inoculated against the H1N1 flu, and about one person in every million developed a serious adverse reaction, said Liang Wannian, director of the ministry's emergency response office, at a press conference.
The proportion was similar to data from the World Health Organization, said Liang.
He gave no other details on the two people who died or the causes of death.
The Chinese mainland had reported 659 deaths from the H1N1 influenza as of January 2. More than 120,000 H1N1 flu cases were reported as of last Saturday, 111,057 cases of which had recovered, he said.