Hundreds of thousands of doses of the H1N1 vaccine have been recalled after tests indicated that they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus. Doctors were notified today about the recall which involves about 800,000 pre-filled syringe doses. These doses were intended for young children, ages 6 months to almost three years.
Even though it is not clear how many doses have already been given, health officials are stating that they don’t think children need to be re-vaccinated. The recalled doses passed potency tests when first shipped but the potency waned after.
Sanofi, the manufacturer of the vaccine said there is no safety concerns with the recalled lots.
Of course, if you have any concerns, call your pediatrician to discuss.