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December 13, 2007

Albany - An Albany woman says she's relieved to know her granddaughter isn't at risk after a vaccination she had Monday was recalled. Merck recalled about a million doses of a vaccine called HIB, a shot given to children under five to protect against meningitis and pneumonia.

Barbara Price's granddaughter Destiny got the shot Monday. When Barbara found out about the recall, she called the CDC in Atlanta. They assured her the recall was only a precaution and that children haven't had negative effects.  She said, "They told me they had a recall on those two particular immunizations, but they didn't think there was any danger in them."

Merck voluntarily issued the recall after tests showed a sterilization problem with equipment at its Pennsylvania plant.

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