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.
They don’t think the children need to be re-vaccinated? That’s reassuring.
Again, massive government efforts at the federal level are fine when it comes to fighting wars as degrees of inefficiency and inaccuracy are acceptable in order to “get the job done”. Not so much, however, when it comes to your personal health or that of your children.
P.S. Prepare yourself for some more “thinking”. They finally broke Nelson.