Asha Devda, the daughter of a farm labourer, had taken ill yesterday and was rushed to the government health centre in Danta town where she died today, said officials.
"None of the children, apart from Asha, fell ill. Two of her elder brothers, who were administered the vaccine, are also fine. Her body had been sent to the Ahmedabad civil hospital for post-mortem," Acharya said.
Her death is the fifth in the state since the drive began. A four-member Adverse Effect Following Immunisation (AEFI) Committee, headed by the Deputy Commissioner (Immunisation) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, had on July 28 said these deaths were not connected to the vaccine.
Earlier, Sneha Rathod (14) from Sabarkantha, Mukesh Gameti (7) from Arvalli, Dimple Maheshwari (13) from Kutch and Sunil Thakor (12) from Ahmedabad had died within five days of being administered the MR vaccine.
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