Recalled Weak H1N1 Vaccine Shots Given To Patients

December 17th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
vaccineDec. 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A huge number of h1n1 vaccines, that is used as a precaution against swine flu, has been recalled as they were deemed to be weak. Almost 800,000 of these vaccines had been recalled. However, many of these vaccines had already been given to the children in some of the areas that they had been shipped. The shots had been recalled after being given. Around 200 of these shots had been given to the health care providers.

Many patients and children in schools have also received the dose. The health care providers who had administered the vaccine will have to be notified of the fact so that they can provide booster doses to the patients. However, it has been clarified that the doses were not withdrawn for any negative side effects, but because they had not been strong enough to suit the purpose. The authorities have given the assurance that those who have been given the recalled vaccine will not suffer from any side effects, but will have to go for a booster dose.

The counties are sending back what has not been used of the doses, but most of them have been utilized. The director of the communicable disease control and prevention of the San Francisco department of Public Health, Dr. Susan Fernyak, commented that the children who have been injected with the weak vaccine need not get the booster dose as they are likely to have the immunity. She also stressed that there is going to be no harmful implications of the weakened dose. The only reason that the dose had been recalled was that it was not adequately strong to fight the virus.

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