Fewer School Children Receiving
Vaccines Over Doubt and Panic
Pediatricians at major medical institutions confirmed yesterday
that the number of school children receiving A(H1N1) vaccine shots
has declined sharply over the past week, primarily due to concerns
over the safety of the vaccine after the 7-year-old boy died several
weeks after being immunized.
Meanwhile, Lin Hsiu-chen, a pediatrician with Taipei Medical University
Hospital, estimated that the number of school children receiving
H1N1 inoculations was down by some 30 percent compared to the
number when the nationwide vaccination campaign was launched Nov.
Lin said she will persuade parents to have their young children
vaccinated, although she admitted she could not force them to