Merck Issues Voluntary Recall on Gardasil Vaccine

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Copyright © 2009-2013 Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, N.J., U.S.A. All rights reserved.(NEW YORK) — Drug-maker Merck has issued a voluntary recall on its Gardasil vaccine, which protects against the HPV virus.

Merck said some of the vaccine vials broke during manufacturing, and it is possible that as many as ten doses contain glass particles.

Merck said the purpose of the recall is to alert clinicians, who may have some of this vaccine still in their refrigerators, to not administer the vaccine and send it back to the company.

The Center for Disease Control said there have been no reported negative reactions.

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