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Merck Recalls Over 740,000 Vials of Gardasil

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

Merck has issued a voluntary recall for 743,360 vials of its HPV vaccine Gardasil after concerns that the vials may contain glass particles.

About the HPV Vaccine

  • Gardasil is a vaccine meant to protect against certain strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) – a virus which can cause cervical cancer.
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that children receive the vaccination as early as 13-years-old.
  • Concerns that some of the vials of vaccine may be contaminated followed a breakdown in production.
  • While Merck assures that only a small number of the vials were affected and that there is only a “remote risk” of adverse effects, the company is still opting to pull the vials from the market.

Details of the Recalled Gardasil Vials

  • The affected lot (#J007354) of vaccines was distributed between August 20, 2013 and October 9, 2013.
  • Vials of this lot were distributed throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
  • The CDC has acknowledged that it purchased 350,000 doses of Gardasil from the lot, but have not issued a statement – a release is expected later today.
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