H1N1 vaccine recalled because of potency

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Some doeses of the 2009 H1N1 vaccine have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur.

There were no safety issues with the recall, but the manufacturer tested the potency and found that five lots of the pediatric pre-filled syringes and one lot of the adult pre-filled syringes were found to have dropped below a pre-specified limit.

The Coastal Health District had some of the doses associated with the recall. They report that the CDC and the FDA agree that the small decrease in the antigen content is not enough to call for a revaccination.

The Coastal Health District recommends all children less than 10-years-old should get the two doses of the H1N1 vaccine about one month apart for maximum immune response. If a child has already received one the recalled doses of the vaccine, then they should still receive a second dose.

For more information call the CDC's hotline at 1.800.232.4636.

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