Dec 16, 2009 10:55 AM by Associated Press

La. received about 11K doses of recalled vaccine

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health officials say about 10,990 doses of pediatric swine flu vaccine shipped to Louisiana are among the 800,000 doses being recalled nationwide. A French manufacturing company said tests show the vaccine may have lost some of its strength.

However, health officials were quick to tell parents Tuesday that there is no safety issue involved in the recall.

Rene Milligan, a Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals spokesman, told The Advocate that officials found that 684 doses of the recalled vaccine were administered to children in the state.

Milligan said he did not yet know which providers in the state had received the now recalled vaccine.

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