ATLANTA – Health officials are recalling hundreds of thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine after tests indicated they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified doctors about the recall Tuesday. The recall involves about 800,000 doses made by Sanofi Pasteur. The doses are pre-filled syringes intended for young children, ages 6 months to almost three years.
Health officials recommend children those ages get two doses, spaced about a month apart.
Health officials say it's not clear how many doses have already been given, but they don't think children need to be re-vaccinated. The lots passed potency tests when they were first shipped, but tests indicate the potency waned after.
Answer by mancosmomma at 12:15 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Answer by caitxrawks at 12:43 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:47 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
We got our daughter the regular flu vaccine, but we didn't touch the swine flu one. I knew it was all bullshit.
We don't even get that one, I feel like we need to let thme get sick so their bodies can learn to fight this crap off...and my kids have been pretty healthy
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:59 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:01 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:09 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Where is Grandm----, who was predicting mass deaths. An ineffective vaccine, and little children are not dying in droves. Go figure.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:59 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Answer by 29again at 2:26 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Answer by Aasiyah at 4:01 PM on Dec. 15, 2009
Answer by BlueCollarMama at 4:07 PM on Dec. 15, 2009