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Dutch find no link between infant deaths and vaccine
February 23, 2010 / 11:35 AM / in 8 years

Dutch find no link between infant deaths and vaccine

<p>Flowers surround a sign at the entrance to the Irish plant owned by U.S. drugmaker Wyeth plant in Newbridge, County Killdare, Republic of Ireland, July 16, 2002. REUTERS/Paul McErlane</p>

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch health authority RIVM said on Tuesday the deaths of three infants last year were not related to a vaccine produced by U.S. pharmaceutical company Wyeth, now part of Pfizer.

“Careful research showed there is no relation between the vaccine and the deaths,” the health authority said in a statement on its website.

In November, the RIVM said they had banned use of a batch of Pfizer’s Prevenar, or Prevnar, after three infants died within two weeks of receiving the anti-infection vaccination.

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