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Merck announced that it is voluntarily recalling 1 million doses of two common childhood vaccines, routinely given to children under 5. Here's everything you need to know about the recall.
Merck vaccine recall doesn't affect Canada: official
..."Those products are not distributed in Canada, so this is a U.S.-only recall,'' said Merck Frosst Canada spokesman Vincent Lamoureux. "There is no link to our business in Canada.''
On Tuesday, Health Canada warned provinces and territories not to use another Merck Frosst product — three lots of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine — while it investigates five suspected cases of anaphylaxis in Alberta patients. All the patients were young adults who had a previous history of allergy.
The five cases were associated with lot 1529U of MMR-II vaccine.
Doctors should defer booster shots of vaccine-CDC
CHICAGO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Doctors should defer giving booster shots of a widely used childhood vaccine in the wake of a voluntary recall last week of 1.2 million doses by Merck & Co Inc, U.S. health authorities said on Wednesday.