H1N1 Flu Vaccine Recall

by SKHC Editor on December 15, 2009

As if there wasn’t already enough concern surrounding the H1N1 flu vaccine here we go again. Health officials are recalling 800,000 doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine for children after tests indicated they may not even be potent enough to protect against the virus.

Doctors were notified today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the recall manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur. The recalled doses are the pre-filled syringes meant for children ages six months to approximately three years old.

The lots passed potency tests when they initially shipped however tests are now indicating the potency waned thereafter. Health officials do not think children need to be revaccinated.

Is it out of line to ask even if it was recommended that they were vaccinated again would that dose be potent enough?

Source: biztimes.com

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Medisoft December 24, 2009 at 12:38 pm

I wasn’t aware of the recall until just now, and my kids got H1N1 shots about two weeks ago at their elementary school in NC.

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