Merck issues voluntary recall of 743,360 vials of Gardasil HPV vaccine

December 21, 2013 12:02 AM

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Merck issues voluntary recall of 743,360 vials of Gardasil HPV vaccine

Merck is issuing a voluntary recall of one lot of Gardasil vaccines due to the risk that some vials of the vaccine may contain glass particles, according to a statement released today by the pharmaceutical company.

The company estimates that only 10 of the 743,360 vials in the lot may have been affected by the incident, which was the result of a breakdown in production. A medical assessment conducted by Merck concluded that if a patient were to receive one of the contaminated vaccines, they had a “remote risk...

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