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Merck’s Hib Children Vaccine Recall

Merck announces a children vaccine recall of certain lots of PEDVAXHIB and COMVAX.

PEDVAXHIB is a Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine while COMVAX is a combination Haemophilus influenzae type B / hepatitis B vaccine. The recall is specific 11 lots of PEDVAXHIB and 2 lots of COMVAX vaccines manufactured by Merck, distribution started in April 2007.

Merck says the potential for contamination of any individual vaccine is low, but because the Company cannot assure the sterility of these specific lots of vaccine, it is conducting this recall.

Physicians are advised not to administer any vaccine from the vaccine lots being recalled.

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