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June 26, 2022

700,000 doses of flu vaccine, withdrawn from the market

Approximately 700,000 doses of flu vaccine, produced by the ‘Cantacuzino’ National Institute of Bucharest have been withdrawn from the market, because they did not comply with norms, sources with the Health Ministry announced, quoted by Reallitatea.net.

The decision of the ministry comes after authorities stopped the influenza vaccination campaign Monday, for a 10-day interval, until the institution will be informed about the vaccine’s compliance with the standards of immunity.

The doses were withdrawn because they do not provide immunity to all the virus strains they are intended to counter. Out of 1 million doses purchase by the Health Ministry, 350,000 were initially found with a low concentration of the B strain, but another batch of 350,000 was found yesterday.

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