Rotarix rotavirus vaccine contaminated: Anyone who has already received a dose of Rotarix should switch to the Merck product for the next two doses

(CNN) — Federal health authorities recommended Monday that doctors suspend using Rotarix, one of two vaccines licensed in the United States against rotavirus, saying the vaccine is contaminated with material from a pig virus.

“There is no evidence at this time that this material poses a safety risk,” Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg told reporters in a conference call.

via Rotarix rotavirus vaccine contaminated, officials say – CNN.com.

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