Pentavalent vaccine will save 350 lives from Hib meningitis and pneumonia over 5 years if every child in one birth cohort in India is vaccinated.
However it is expected that 3125 healthy children will die as side effect of the vaccine. (1death per 8000 vaccinated).
This killer vaccine is being introduced in 6 States in India. There have already been 15 deaths in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The vaccine manufacturer denies the death is due to the vaccine but no alternate explanation for the death of these children on the day of vaccination has been found.