4 babies in TN die after being given measles shot

Four 10-month-old babies died within minutes of being administered an antimeasles vaccine at two medical camps in Tamil Nadu's Thiruvallur district on Wednesday. Three girls died at a centre in Pennalurpettai village, about 75km from Chennai. The fourth, a baby boy, died after getting the shot in Venkatapuram village near Tiruttani, 35km from Thiruvallur. In a knee-jerk reaction, the state administration suspended two public health nurses as well as the measles immunization programme across the state.