Table 2

Details of vaccines administered to 421 children, with a past history of an adverse event following immunisation, attending the SIS

Vaccines administered in Special Immunisation Service
Previous adverse reactionDTPw +/− Hib, OPV, Hep B, MMRDTPa +/− Hib, OPV, Hep B, MMRPA +/− Hib, OPV, Hep B, MMRCDT/ ADT +/− HiBOPVHib +/− OPV, Hep BMMRHep BTotal% of affected immunised
Fever, local reactions, screaming, other2-150 17163683267226992
Skin rash614412333394
Other serious2-151 311563
  • 2-150 Other includes lethargy, vomiting, diarrhoea, and drowsiness.

  • 2-151 Serious other: one case each of monoparesis, hepatitis, 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 Guerin.