Health officials recall 800,000 H1N1 vaccines

ATLANTA (AP) - 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.


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