4. November 2011 16:20
Baxter International has recalled 300,000 doses of its flu vaccine Preflucel after a considerably high number of side effects were reported.
Most of the vaccines were distributed in Ireland and Scotland, where reports of side effects included tiredness, muscle pain and headache, which are typically associated with flu jabs.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a statement on its website saying: “The vaccine should no longer be used and any remaining stock should be returned to the original supplier for credit. No further Preflucel of any batch should be administered at this time.”
Baxter commented that the recall was precautionary and that those who have received the jab do not need to be re-vaccinated.