Two more newborn babies have died after hepatitis B vaccinations in east China’s Shandong province, Shanghai Daily reported Thursday. The deaths were in Tancheng and Juancheng counties, the provincial center for disease control and prevention was quoted as saying. Local health authorities have suspended use of the vaccines associated with the deaths. At least a dozen newborns have died nationwide after receiving hepatitis B shots, arousing widespread concern over the safety of vaccines in China, the paper noted.
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