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