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Merck Recalls A Million Doses Of Childhood Vaccine

(AP) – Merck is recalling about a million doses of a childhood vaccine.

The move was made after testing showed a sterilization problem at its Pennsylvania plant.

Merck is not aware of any harm to children who received the vaccine — known as Hib — which prevents meningitis and pneumonia.

The vaccine is a three-dose shot recommended for all children under 5 and is usually given to infants starting at two months old.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

KESQ News Team

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