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800,000 Doses Of Kids' H1N1 Vaccine Recalled
WCBSTV ^

Posted on 12/15/2009 8:28:36 AM PST by Sub-Driver

800,000 Doses Of Kids' H1N1 Vaccine Recalled ATLANTA (CBS) ―

Health officials are recalling hundreds of thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine after tests indicated they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified doctors about the recall Tuesday. The recall involves about 800,000 doses made by Sanofi Pasteur. The doses are pre-filled syringes intended for young children, ages 6 months to almost three years.

Health officials recommend children those ages get two doses, spaced about a month apart.

Health officials say it's not clear how many doses have already been given, but they don't think children need to be re-vaccinated. The lots passed potency tests when they were first shipped, but tests indicate the potency waned after.

(Excerpt) Read more at wcbstv.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: doses; flu; fluvaccine; h1n1; influenza; kids; recall; recalled; sanofipasteur; swineflu; swinefluvaccine; vaccine
Ah good old government run health care...........
1 posted on 12/15/2009 8:28:37 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

This has been a fiasco. Still can’t get the vaccine locally unless you are “at risk” and go to the health department.


2 posted on 12/15/2009 8:30:32 AM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Sub-Driver; ExTexasRedhead

Oh S&^%.....


3 posted on 12/15/2009 8:33:12 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 6ppc
They had thousands of doses available at a local upstate NY site yesterday. I've heard 2 numbers....50 people showed...500 people showed. From what I saw...I'd guess 50 was the right number.

No "risk" restrictions.

4 posted on 12/15/2009 8:35:57 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver
"800,000 Doses Of Kids' H1N1 Vaccine Recalled"

Bush's fault.

5 posted on 12/15/2009 8:41:37 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: Sub-Driver

Another crisis sham.


6 posted on 12/15/2009 8:43:15 AM PST by maggief
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To: Cobra64

Just add more mercury it’ll be o.k.


7 posted on 12/15/2009 8:44:01 AM PST by manonCANAL
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To: Sub-Driver

obviously the gubmint was quite familiar with the qualities of this product before they instructed doctors to inject it into children

sarc

Now they are making it sound like they are recalling it from the doctors even though the gubmint has been in total control of development and distribution


8 posted on 12/15/2009 8:44:29 AM PST by silverleaf (More folks being invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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To: STARWISE

Vitamin D ping!


9 posted on 12/15/2009 8:47:47 AM PST by maggief
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To: Sub-Driver

If you ask me, nobody needs it anyway. This whole flu thing was blown way out of proportion.


10 posted on 12/15/2009 8:53:36 AM PST by New Yawk Minute
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To: Sub-Driver
Doesn't say if this was the live virus but I'm betting it was. This recall would be an attempt to release them from liability??

This was a social experiment....How many would submit voluntarily and how many would have to be "forced" to submit. Someone read the rule on the doctors today...And it's there!!

And then there's the "why are there two different types of vaccines???"

11 posted on 12/15/2009 8:54:19 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: New Yawk Minute

But we do still need the headlines to propagate as the incompetence unwinds. Keep it in the forefront of folks minds that this was much government ado about nothing and no more than a calculated and pre-planned scare tactic attempt.


12 posted on 12/15/2009 8:59:09 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, this explains why our pediatrician called last week and asked us to bring our young son back in for a second shot without much of an explanation.


13 posted on 12/15/2009 9:10:30 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: George from New England

Absolutely...and not only did they scare people about the seriousness of the flu, but they confirmed to many, who were concerned about taking vaccine, that had very little testing, that they were right.

I think by now, if you dont distrust this governement, you have been living in a cave. I would almost do and believe the opposite of anything they say.


14 posted on 12/15/2009 9:13:39 AM PST by New Yawk Minute
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To: Sub-Driver
Sanofi Recalls 800,000 Swine Flu Shots on Potency
By Tom Randall

Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Sanofi-Aventis SA recalled 800,000 doses of swine flu vaccine after testing showed the potency of the batches was too low, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement today.

Doctors who have unused shots from the batches should return them, the CDC said today. The shots remain safe, and people who have already been inoculated don’t need to get revaccinated, according to the Atlanta-based agency.

The shots passed potency tests when they first shipped, and their potency dropped in subsequent tests by 10 to 12 percent, said Anne Schuchat, head of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, in a telephone interview.

The recalled shots are preservative-free syringes of a low- dose version made for children ages 6 months through 25 months, she said. There are no remaining preservative-free shots available for children under 2 years old*. The preservative, called thimerosal, has been shown repeatedly in studies to be safe, though some parents are wary of it, Schuchat said.

Sanofi said it began delivering swine flu vaccine in the U.S. in September, with the bulk of deliveries expected in the fourth quarter.

*So if there are no remaining shots..then how can they recall 800,000 doses? What's the real story here?

sw

15 posted on 12/15/2009 9:19:58 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Sacajaweau

It was in a syringe so it was not the live virus.


16 posted on 12/15/2009 9:30:51 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Sacajaweau

It was in a syringe so it was not the live virus.


17 posted on 12/15/2009 9:30:53 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Sacajaweau

It was in a syringe so it was not the live virus.


18 posted on 12/15/2009 9:31:01 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: Apple Blossom

This is why I told you not to get it for any one.


19 posted on 12/15/2009 9:32:31 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: 6ppc

In my opinion, the lack of this drug is a good thing. I’d sooner stick a hot poker up my butt than take one of these government-produced shots. This is just another, in a litany of cases, where Government cannot do anything right. For this statement, I do not consider our Armed Forces part of the ‘government’.


20 posted on 12/15/2009 9:38:51 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Sacajaweau
Doesn't say if this was the live virus but I'm betting it was.

And you've lost your bet. Never mind the reference to syringes within the article excerpt itself, Sanofi-Pasteur doesn't even sell an intranasal H1N1 vaccine in the United States.

21 posted on 12/15/2009 9:44:00 AM PST by Caesar Soze
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To: maggief
Vitamin D ping!

Didn't prevent us from getting it but I suppose it might have lessened the severity (but a 103.8 temp is still pretty high).

22 posted on 12/15/2009 9:52:07 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: steve86

Still knocking on wood here.

Curious, how much D did you take? Hope all are feeling better.


23 posted on 12/15/2009 9:58:29 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Yes, we are over it know but it took about a month for the coughs and fatigue to go away (exactly what the ER physician said would happen). Adults were on 2,000-4,000 IU/day; kids (7&8) on 500-1,000. May well have limited severity and we’re all still taking for other benefits I hope the third wave doesn’t materialize! Reinfection is a real possibility.


24 posted on 12/15/2009 10:10:41 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: 6ppc

The school my two oldest kids are in sent home permission slips saying that they were going to be giving them out ‘free’ to everyone. I signed NO - NO - NO - NO to both of the ‘permission’ slips, and told both of them that under no terms is someone allowed to give them a shot. If someone tries, kick them, and run. Find a policeman and call me.

Sorry - mass hysteria is not necessary.


25 posted on 12/15/2009 12:09:10 PM PST by Ro_Thunder ("Other than ending SLAVERY, FASCISM, NAZISM and COMMUNISM, war has never solved anything")
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To: Ro_Thunder

I did the same thing...except my kids are 6 and 9. The nine year old knew that under no circumstances was she to receive the vaccine. I told her if anyone shuffled her off to the nurse’s office, she was to state unequivocally that her mother did not sign the permission slip and should be contacted immediately. I didn’t trust that my first-grader would be so adamant so I walked him into school that day and told his teacher directly that under no circumstances was anybody to lay a finger on my child. She smiled and said she was on the same page as me. For the record, only one child in my 6 yr old’s class received the vaccine.


26 posted on 12/15/2009 12:19:45 PM PST by Juana la Loca
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