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Posted: 10/13/2004 4:58:42 AM EDT
I have read where the flu shots were contaminated in the UK and hence there is a huge shortage of them...

I have not been able to find out what kind of contamination occured --

anybody know ???

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 5:00:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 5:01:57 AM EDT
thanks Mike
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 5:02:08 AM EDT
There was a breakdown in the quality-control regimen at the manufacturing plant. It was reported last week that it was extremely unlikely that any of the vaccine was actually contaminated, but since the QA/QC protocols were violated, the entire productino was stricken. The US FDA sent a team to GB last week to inspect the plant and its procedures.

Will see if I can find a link to a story.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 5:09:30 AM EDT
Supposedly the vaccine was contaminted with live virus. Forgot where I heard it. Ops
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 5:16:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2004 5:17:46 AM EDT by wedge1082]
They were contaminated with semen.

eta - Don't ask me how I know....

On another note I just got back from my trip to to the UK.
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