Issued by: Food and Drug Administration
Date: March 22, 2010
Description: Rotarix is a vaccine used to prevent rotavirus disease. The FDA has learned that Rotarix may contain PCV1 (porcine circovirus type 1). Although PCV1 has not been shown to pose any risk to humans, the FDA is recommending healthcare professionals to use RotaTeq until the FDA can further evaluate the safety of PCV1.
To learn more visit: http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/ucm205547.htm
The recall presented here has been obtained directly from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a division of the Department Health and Human Services and is responsible for monitoring medications, biological products, medical devices, food, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
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Author : Diba Tillery RN, BSN, IBCLC, CPST