Bioscience

AZ got 23,800 doses of now-recalled H1N1 vaccine for kids

December 15, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: The Arizona Daily Star] – State health officials say 23,800 doses of recalled H1N1 vaccine were shipped to Arizona, but that there are no safety concerns.
Vaccine maker Sanofi-Aventis said today it would recall 800,000 doses of pediatric H1N1 injectable swine flu vaccine because it is not as potent as it should be.
But the medical director of the Arizona Department of Health Services’ immunization program says parents don’t need to worry, nor do they need to get their children re-vaccinated.
Dr. Karen Lewis said the vaccines were for children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years. In an interview today, she did not have specific details about where in the state the shipments went. Medical providers who received the vaccines are being asked to send unused doses back to the manufacturer.