As flu season is upon us, some may wonder whether there are any risks associated with getting the flu vaccine. This is addressed in a recent New York Times Ask Well blog, which responds to a reader question that asks “Thirty-five years ago, my husband's healthy college roommate died from a reaction to the swine flu vaccine. Neither … [Read more...] about Does the Flu Vaccine Carry Risks?
Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced a voluntary recall for the remaining doses of its 2014-2015 Flulaval Quadrivalent Thimerosal-free Pre-Filled Syringes (PFS) flu vaccine. The company discovered a reduction in the vaccine’s potency that may reduce the vaccine’s effectiveness. Glaxo notified the Centers for Disease … [Read more...] about Flu Vaccine Recalled Over Potency Problem
Health officials in the U.K. are dealing with a recall on more than 160,000 vials of a flu vaccine just as the season in which they're most likely to be dispensed hits. According to a report from The Telegraph (U.K.), pharmaceutical company Novartis has issued a recall on 160,000 vials of its influenza vaccine, Agrippal. The … [Read more...] about Novartis recalls Agrippal flu vaccine in the U.K. after particles found in vials