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Kill or cure: Vaccines in China

( Updated: 2013-07-05 13:39

Kill or cure: Vaccines in China

Profile: Fei Jingming, female, born in Yancheng city, Jiangsu province on July 26, 1992.

Vaccine: The Type A H1N1 flu vaccine

In 2009, 17-year-old Fei had a good opera voice and was eager to join an art college. In November, she asked her parents whether she should get the H1N1 flu vaccine. Her father had already received the vaccine and advised her to do so. But it was a decision they regret.

After the injection, she started getting pains in her joints. The next day she started bleeding from her eyes and was diagnosed with a blood disorder. Doctors said the only possible treatment was a marrow transplant. But a successful marrow match was not found in time and on March 8, 2010, her illness deteriorated and she died.

Later, the girl's mother found the production company of the vaccine was suspended for making fake vaccines.

"How could the fake vaccines pass examination and be purchased by the government? How many more families like me have lost their children because of fake vaccines?" asked the mother.

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