Nurse threatened after vaccinated infant dies

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Security has been beefed up around a senior public health nurse in Clarendon after she reportedly received death threats in the wake of an infant's death.

The baby died a day after receiving a vaccine at a health facility in Mocho in the parish.

Sources say the incident has left the public health nurse traumatised resulting in her attending counselling sessions.

The source added that the infant was among a batch of other babies who were administered the same MMR vaccine and were later sent home.

It is reported that the child's parents found him dead during the night.

Officials from the Southern Health Regional Authority were informed of the overnight development.

Our news centre was further told that after news spread of the child's death threats were reportedly leveled at the nurse.

On Thursday night Director of Family Health Services in the Health Ministry, Dr. Karen Lewis Bell told RJR News a thorough probe is being conducted.

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