Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pediatric H1N1 vaccine recall

Following is a message for our readers from Health Commissioner Pamela Walker-Bauer regarding the recent pediatric H1N1 vaccine recall:

I am sure you have heard about the recall of pediatric H1N1 vaccine because it may not be potent enough to protect against the H1N1 virus. We administered approximately 80 of those 800,000 doses last week at the Norwood Health Department either on 12/9 or 12/10. This vaccine is formulated for use for children 6mos - 35 mos. The CDC states that no action needs to be taken except to continue to recommend that children under 10 yrs should have a 2nd dose of H1N1 vaccine spaced apart about 28 days.

RN’s Chandra and Betsy have a list of children who received that vaccine, so if any parents have questions, they can contact our nursing staff at 458-4600.

Pamela Walker-Bauer, MPH, RS
Health Commissioner
Norwood City Health Department