800,000 doses of children's swine flu vaccine recalled

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

Health officials are recalling nearly 800,000 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 with the Fayette County Health Department say only about 200 of these recalled doses were sent to them. Of those 200, only 30 were given out at a clinic at Bryan Station High School on December 5th. The clinic was for children ages six months to thirty-five months.

Health officials say there is not reason to panic or worry about the recall. They say if your child has only gotten one dose of this vaccine and it was during this clinic, to schedule getting another dose. They say if your child has already received the recommended two doses, they have enough vaccine in them.

If you have questions, health officials recommend that you give them a call at 859-288-7529.


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