OGDEN -- Health departments serving Davis and Box Elder counties both received stocks of an H1N1 vaccine that have been recalled, but officials are telling people there is no danger and the vaccines are still effective.
The Weber-Morgan Health Department said Tuesday it did not receive any of the vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control announced Tuesday that 800,000 pre-filled syringes of the vaccine, intended for children ages 6 months to 3 years, had been recalled by Sanofi-Aventis because they had lost potency over time.
A spokesman for the CDC said the recall represents less than 1 percent of the 95 million doses of the vaccine available in the country. The CDC said the vaccine does not pose a safety risk and said that children who got the vaccine do not need to be revaccinated. It is generally administered in two doses, so children who only got one should still go ahead and get the second dose.
Bob Ballew, spokesman for the Davis County Health Department, said that department had 300 doses in stock, but was still using vaccine received earlier so the recalled vaccines had not been used yet.
"All of those are going to be shipped back," he said.
Jill Parker, spokeswoman for the Bear River Health Department, said they received 200 doses and "are in the process of seeing how much of that we've given and contacting the families."
She said the families will be told there is no danger and the vaccine should still be effective. There is no need to revaccinate, but if their child is scheduled for a second dose they should go ahead and get that.
The McClatchy-Tribune Information Services contributed to this article.