If your child lived in Chongqing, Shandong or Hebei anytime between March and October 2017, was under 2 years old during that time, and was vaccinated during that time, please check your child’s immunization record.
Two batches of vaccines for TDAP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough)), also known as DTP, used in China have been recalled. These two batches of vaccines may not offer complete protection against these illnesses. The vaccines were used in China from March to October 2017 for childhood vaccination and children who received the vaccines may need additional vaccine doses.
There are no safety concerns related to these vaccines. China has not reported more cases of diphtheria, tetanus or whooping cough in relation to the use of these vaccines.
If your child lived in Chongqing, Shandong or Hebei anytime between March and October 2017, was under 2 years old during that time, and was vaccinated during that time, please check your child’s immunization record. You can check the vaccination record on your child’s vaccination certificate and compare with the vaccine manufacturer and lot number information (listed below) to determine whether the recalled vaccine was used. Parents can also consult the inoculation unit in China where the child was immunized to find out whether their child received a dose of the recalled vaccine lot. Parents in China can also call the 12320 health hotline for consultation. If you do not have their record, you may be able to obtain it from Chinese public health authorities. VCH cannot access childrens’ records from China.
If your child’s record indicates that they received the recalled vaccine, or if a lot number is not recorded but DTP vaccine was given any time from March to October 2017, please contact your local health unit or immunization service provider to arrange for additional vaccination for your child.
Lot # 201605014-01 produced by Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Purchased by: Shandong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lot # 201607050-2 produced by Wuhan Biological Products Research Institute Co., Ltd. Purchased by: Chongqing (City) Disease Prevention and Control Centers and Hebei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
In China, these vaccines are routinely given to children at three, four, five and 18 months of age.