Dear Ones: If you received the intranasal 'live-attenuated' spray form of the H1N1 (Swine) Flu virus vaccine, please be aware that some lots made by MedImmune have been recalled by the federal government. Here is a link: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/sprayrecall_qa.htm The officials state that this is not a 'safety issue', but is a 'subpotency issue' which should not affect the effectiveness of the vaccine lots listed below. The CDC says, "Persons who received vaccine from the recalled lots do not need to take any special actions. As is recommended for all 2009 H1N1 vaccines, all children younger than 10 years old should get the recommended two doses of 2009 H1N1 vaccine approximately a month apart for the optimal immune response. Therefore, children younger than 10 years old who have only received one dose of the nasal spray vaccine thus far should still receive a second dose of 2009 H1N1 vaccine. It is best to use the same type of vaccine for the first and second dose."
Be sure to check the links provided here and with your healthcare provider for specific advice for you and your families. The affected lot numbers are: 500754P 500751P 500756P 500757P 500758P 500759P 500760P 500761P 500762P 500763P 500764P 500765P 500776P
Reverend Barbara Sexton December 23, 2009