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H1N1 Vaccine Recall

By BJ Austin, KERA News

Dallas, TX –

Some 800 thousand doses of children's H1N1 vaccine has been recalled.

They were in pre-filled syringes. Routine tests of four "lots" found a reduced potency.

Dallas County Medical Director Dr. John Carlo says the voluntary recall by the manufacturer does not represent a danger for the children, six months to three years old, who received the vaccine. It is not believed that re-vaccination will be called-for.

The Dallas County Health Department did not receive any of the recalled vaccine, but some local pediatricians did, and turned 600 doses over to county officials. Collin County received 30 doses, but did not distribute them. Tarrant County Public Health officials say they did not get any of the recalled doses.

For more information on H1N1 resources, go to kera.org/economy

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