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Coastal Health District got some doses of recalled H1N1 vaccine
No safety concerns, CHD says
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Editor's note: The following press release was issued Thursday by the Coastal Health District.   SAVANNAH, GA – The Coastal Health District received some doses of the 2009 H1N1 vaccine from the lots that have been voluntarily recalled by vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur.       There are no safety concerns with the recalled vaccine. After performing routine tests, Sanofi Pasteur notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the potency in five lots of pediatric pre-filled syringes and one lot of adult pre-filled syringes that had been distributed to providers was later found to have dropped below a pre-specified limit.       CDC and FDA are in agreement that the small decrease in antigen content is unlikely to result in a clinically significant reduction in immune response among persons who have received the vaccine. For this reason, there is no need to revaccinate persons who have received vaccine from these lots.      As is recommended for all 2009 H1N1 vaccines, all children less than 10 years old should get the recommended two doses of H1N1 vaccine approximately a month apart for the optimal immune response. Therefore, children less than 10 years old who have only received one dose of vaccine thus far (whether it came from one of the recalled lots or not), should still receive a second dose of 2009 H1N1 vaccine.  *            For more information, call CDC’s toll-free information line, 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348, which is available 24 hours a day, every day.   


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