Taken from Channel News Asia : http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 01/1/.html
SINGAPORE: Singapore's Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is checking if any batches of the vaccine Rotarix are contaminated in Singapore.
The vaccine is used against the leading cause of diarrhoea, Rotavirus, in babies.
The checks come after two batches of the vaccine were found to be contaminated in the United States.
The HSA will be sending letters to doctors in Singapore, asking them to let parents consider deferring the vaccination or using alternatives in the market.
However, health officials will not stop the use of Rotarix as more investigations need to be done first.
The HSA said parents of children who have already been vaccinated with Rotarix need not be alarmed.
It said the presence of the PCV-1 virus in Rotarix has not been found to affect the safety of the vaccine.