Table 1

Details of previous adverse event following immunisation and vaccine(s) associated with the event in 469 children attending the SIS

Vaccines associated with reaction
Previous adverse reactionDTPw +/− Hib, OPV,
Hep B
DTPa +/− Hib, OPV,
Hep B
Hib +/− OPVMMRHep BCDT +/− OPVBCGTotal (% of total)
Fever, local reactions, screaming, other1-150 274103213293 (63%)
HHE755181 (17%)
Convulsions3812142 (9%)
Skin rash2162635 (8%)
Anaphylaxis235 (0.5%)
Apnoea415 (0.5%)
Serious other1-151 6118 (2%)
Total42021510931469 (100%)
  • 1-150 Other includes lethargy, vomiting, diarrhoea, and drowsiness.

  • 1-151 Serious other: one case each of monoparesis, hepatitis, BCG abscess, cerebral haemorrhage, encephalopathy, thrombocytopenia, bronchospasm without anaphylaxis, episode of cyanosis.

  • DTPw and a, diphtheria, tetanus, and whole cell/acellular pertussis; Pa, monovalent acellular pertussis; CDT, diphtheria, tetanus; HiB,Haemophilus influenzae B; OPV, oral polio vaccine; MMR, measles, mumps, and rubella; Hep B, hepatitis B; BCG, Bacille Calmette Guérin.