Penn State not affected by recall of small amount of H1N1 vaccine

This week, vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur announced a voluntary, non-safety-related recall of four lots of pediatric H1N1 flu vaccine after it was discovered that the vaccine no longer met potency specifications. None of the doses administered at Penn State are involved in the recall. Children already vaccinated from these lots do not need to be revaccinated, because the small decrease in antigen content is unlikely to result in a significant reduction in immune response. For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control's Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/syringes_qa.htm online.

For the latest news and information about the flu at Penn State, visit http://flu.psu.edu/ online, and the University Health Services Web site at http://www.sa.psu.edu/uhs/ online.

Last Updated December 23, 2009