Friday, December 18, 2009
Silicon Valley officials: Flu vaccine given to kids was safe despite recall
Federal health officials Tuesday recalled 800,000 doses of an H1N1 vaccine geared for young children, affecting 900 doses used by Santa Clara County, and an unknown number used by other valley health care providers such as Kaiser Permanente.
The recall is for the shots used for children ages 6 months to 3 years old, made by Sanofi Pasteur, which did a quality control test and found some of the vaccine doses weren't strong enough.
Santa Clara County used those particular doses at free clinics held at the county fairgrounds Dec. 6 and 12, and at the California Children's Services clinic on Empey Way in San Jose. Kaiser also received some of the recalled doses.
Santa Clara County's top health officer saysthe recall is nothing to be worried about and children don't need to be revaccinated...