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Posted at 3:12 PM ET, 12/15/2009

Doses of swine flu recalled in MD, VA

By Washington Post editors

Some doses of swine flu vaccine for young children are being recalled in Maryland and Virginia.

The issue is not one of safety, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Instead, the strength of the vaccine had dropped slightly after it was shipped, the CDC said.

Officials said the vaccine is still supposed to work, and there's no need to get the shot again.

Affected are certain lots of single-dose syringes for kids 6-months to 35-months-old made by the pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur.

Kids under 10 are supposed to get a second shot after their first shot anyway, and should still do so, according to the CDC. Officials are checking on the status in the District.

Stay with the Post for more details.

By Washington Post editors  | December 15, 2009; 3:12 PM ET
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