H1N1 Vaccine Supplies; Recall 

Maine health officials say the state now has enough H1N1 vaccine for anyone who wants it, but some of the vaccines have since been recalled.Maine C.D.C. director Doctor Dora Mills says health care providers received a large shipment of vaccine on Monday.Meanwhile, more than 800,000 doses have been recalled after tests indicated they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus.The doses are pre-filled syringes intended for young children, ages six months to almost three years. “It looks like Maine has received about 4500 of the recalled lot.” Dr. Mills said on Tuesday. “The good news is that the vast majority of children who received this vaccine in Maine did not receive any of the recalled lot. and the other piece of good news is that this is not a safety driven recall. This is simply that the vaccine isn’t quite strong enough to meet licensing standards. However, those parents who got the vaccine don’t need to do anything about it. They’re supposed to get a second dose anyway and they don’t need an extra dose.”The lots passed potency tests when they were shipped, but tests indicate the potency weakened after shipment.