Recalled Vaccines: FAQs

RecallThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a comprehensive website to respond to what it sees as the most frequently asked questions regarding recalled vaccinations.

Vaccines go through rigorous testing before and after they are approved for use, but sometimes a vaccine or particular lot (batch) of vaccine may need to be withdrawn or recalled from the market (for example, from doctor’s offices and clinics). It is important to recognize, however, that almost all vaccine recalls happen because the vaccine is not as strong (potent) or effective as it should be and not because the vaccine or vaccine lot is unsafe.

To access the full FAQ, click here.

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