Recalled H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Lots Being Returned

The Alabama Department of Public Health is returning 5,200 doses of H1N1 influenza vaccine inasmuch as of a voluntary recall from the manufacturer. The recall was issued because reasons unrelated to vaccine safety. These lots of vaccine were manufactured for infants and children 6 to 35 months of age, so this recall does not affect the nasal mist vaccine now being used in academy clinics or injected doses administered to older children and adults.

Doses of H1N1 vaccine for infants 6 months to 35 months of age were recalled for the reason that the might in one batch (called a “accident”) of pediatric syringes that had been distributed was later set to have dropped unbecoming a pre-specified limit.

The vaccine vigor is solitary slightly below the “specified” range. Further testing found three superadded lots that had dropped below the pre-specified limit. The vaccine in these lots is still-house expected to be effective in stimulating a protective answer despite this slim reduction in the concentration of antigen. According to the Centers notwithstanding Disease Control and Prevention, there is no need to re-administer a dose to those who received vaccine from these lots and there is no safeness concern. As is recommended for totally 2009 H1N1 vaccine, children in a less degree than 10 years primitive should permit a assist dose of vaccine about a month after the pristine in methodize to achieve optimal protection.

The vaccine being recalled was manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. The visitors performs ongoing testing of vaccine subsequent it has been distributed to render certain that vaccine continues to meet required specifications.

Alabama Department of Public Health

December 24 2009 02:30 pm | Immune System

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