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article imageCDC Recalls 800,000 Doses of H1N1 Vaccine

By Michael Bearak     Dec 15, 2009 in Health
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced a recall today that involves 800,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine produced by Sanofi Pasteur.
The fear of contracting H1N1 or Swine Flu has lead to a greater awareness amongst doctors and parents to vaccinate young children. Today health officials for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were forced to notify doctors of a recall of the H1N1 vaccine for doses made by Sanofi Pasteur.
The doses are in pre-filled syringes that are ready to be administered. The syringes full of the vaccine aer intended for children ages 6 months to 3 years of age.
Associated Press, who broke the story along with Fox News report that the issues has been with the potency of the doses. The lots passed their initial potency test when first shipped, but over time the effectiveness waned.
Sanofi, the manufacturer, urged that there are, "no safety concerns with the recalled lots.". While Health officials not sure how many doses have been administered, they do not think children will have to be re-vaccinated.
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