Reason / Information:
United States Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) Distribution Operations Center (DOC) received a complaint from an immunization site regarding pieces of stopper falling into vial upon puncture in a vial of Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed (AVA) BioThraxTM manufactured by Emergent BioSolutions. Place affected lot (FAV578A and FAV585A) in quarantine (On Hold) status until Center for Disease Control and Prevention concludes its investigation to determine if the affected lot is contaminated. Stand by for further instructions.
Disposition / Instructions:
--Quarantine ALL affected lots of Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed (AVA) BioThraxTM Emergent BioSolutions.
--Label quarantined materiel as "DO NOT USE" and segregate the affected vials in the refrigerator.
--For general questions contact US Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA Distribution Operations Center (DOC) at 301-619-4318; DSN 343; 301-676-1184, or FAX 310-619-4468.