Thursday, December 13, 2007

Common Childhood Vaccine Recalled

Common Children's Vaccine Recalled
Wednesday December 12, 7:21 pm ET
By Mike Stobbe and Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Writers

Common Childhood Vaccine Recalled Over Contamination Concerns; US Says 'Not Health Threat'

ATLANTA (AP) -- More than a million doses of a common vaccine given to babies as young as 2 months were being recalled Wednesday because of contamination risks, but the top U.S. health official said it was not a health threat.

The recall is for 1.2 million doses of the vaccine for Hib, which protects against meningitis, pneumonia and other serious infections, and a combination vaccine for Hib and hepatitis B. The vaccine is recommended for all children under 5 and is usually given in a three-shot series, starting at 2 months old. Read More here...

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