Swine Flu Vaccine Recall – Health officials have issued a Swine Flu Vaccine recall affecting 800,000 doses made by Sanofi Pasteur for patients age 6 months to 3 years old.
The CDC notified doctors Tuesday that 800,000 swine flu (or H1N1) vaccines made for infants and toddlers may not be potent enough to protect against the virus.
The recalled swine flu vaccines are pre-filled syringes and health officials do not know how many of the recalled vaccines have already been given, but say that children should not need to be re-vaccinated. The recommended dosage for children age 6 months to 3 years old is two vaccines administered one month apart.
The H1N1 vaccine recall involves 800,000 syringes that originally passed potency tests when they originally shipped to health care providers, but the vaccines lost some potency over time.
Contact your health care provider if you have questions about the Swine Flu Vaccine Recall.Tags: cdc, h1n1, h1n1 vaccine recall, recall, Sanofi Pasteur, swan flu, swine flu, swine flu vaccine recall, vaccine