Children’s H1N1 Vaccine Recall

The North Carolina Division of Public Health is recalling thousand of doses of the H1N1 pediatric vaccine from four lots that were voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur Inc.

There were about 800,000 doses impacted by the recall, of those North Carolina received 17,900. These vaccines were intended for children ages 6 months to 35 months of age.

According to officials there are no safety concerns with these H1N1 vaccines. The medicine was voluntarily recalled because the manufacturer discovered that the component of the vaccine that causes immunity is slightly below the specified range. The CDC says this vaccine still offers protection and does not recommend that doctors re-administer the shot to those who have already received it from these lots.

North Carolina has sufficient vaccine for it’s residents and everyone is encouraged to get immunized against H1N1

For more information visit: www.cdc.gov


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  • by bensmyson Location: NC on Dec 23, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    Today it was announced that 4.7 million doses of the intranasal H1N1 vaccine were recalled. And yes Travis, aborted fetal tissue, monkey kidneys, bovine serum, all kinds of goodies in vaccines. No wonder one out of every hundred kids have autism (1 in 10,000 20 years ago) and the rates of asthma, allergies and ADD are also going thru the roof. Think before you vaccinate.
  • by S on Dec 18, 2009 at 09:33 AM
    Flu shots even for the seasonal flu are always incubated in eggs. My children get the flu shot every year. This year they also got the H1N1 nasal mist. I would prefer in the future they get the shot instead. The day after they had the first dose they came down with cold symtoms, and the same thing after receiving the second booster dose. I've never had that happen with the shot, but they were pushing the nasal mist. I had the shot and didn't have any problems.
  • by rebecca Location: nc on Dec 16, 2009 at 07:50 PM
    Also had a nine month old that I babysit get sick within 48 hours of getting the H1N1 shot. She got a terrible cold, cough, fever for five days, and severe sinus congestion to the point of making the poor thing throwup when she tried to cough. Her mother is wishing now she had listened and NOT given her baby that shot. When I saw they were incubating the vaccine in eggs it made me wonder.
  • by Tulips Location: Chocovillage on Dec 16, 2009 at 04:50 PM
    Hummm! I kept telling my daughter not to get that shot for her 11 month old son and every since he has got that shot he has been sick! He has an ear infection that is to the point that they may have to put tubes in his ears & a cold that just won't go away. He was never this sickly until he got that STUPID H1N1 shot! Now they do a freakin' recall after the fact!
  • by D Location: NENC on Dec 16, 2009 at 10:51 AM
    Anonymous go to cdc.gov for more info. THIS is why I take my chances and don't get the flu shot. 34 years and only had the flu once. My odds are better w/o the vaccine.
  • by Jenny Location: Greenville on Dec 16, 2009 at 09:50 AM
    Learn to put your faith in the Lord not these flu shots that we have NO idea how they could be affecting our kids!!
  • by Travis Location: Texas on Dec 16, 2009 at 07:50 AM
    Yea right! I think there is something else going on here! Government wont tell you the real deal, they want you to continue to trust them! I found out that some vaccs. have aborted baby tissue in them! NASTY!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 at 05:34 AM
    Ok, so what is the lot #'s and did it affect the flu mist as well? Why dont they give more information on this stuff. We should not be left in the dark!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 at 04:56 AM
    They say no safety concern to stop the panic that would happen if they told the truth. Think of all those innocent babies that have gotten this shot. They have no reason to make it safe our government says they cannot be sued if there is a problem. So why do they care what their vaccine does.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 at 04:38 AM
    I am not going to trust anything anymore when it comes to these shots. This is nuts.
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