Czech authorities order recall of GlaxoSmithKline vaccine

The Czech Institute for Drug Control on Monday ordered the recall of one batch of children’s hexa vaccine, produced by the firm GlaxoSmithKline, over a risk of microbiological contamination. The decision came after the company reported that a component of the Infanrix Hexa vaccine had been produced in an environment that was microbiologically contaminated; however, the firm said no tests confirmed the contamination of the vaccine itself. GlaxoSmithKline is the sole supplier of the vaccine to Czech health care providers; the code of the batch to be recalled was given as A21CB191B.

Author: Jan Richter