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01/03/2019

Sanofi, Merck get Vaxelis approval

Sanofi and Merck have received the Food and Drug Administration’s blessing for Vaxelis (diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed, inactivated poliovirus, haemophilus b conjugate [Meningococcal Protein Conjugate] and Hepatitis B [Recombinant] Vaccine) for use in children from 6 weeks through 4 years of age, or prior to the 5th birthday.

Vaxelis was developed as part of a joint partnership between Sanofi and Merck.

Commercial supply will not be available in the United States prior to 2020.

Vaxelils is approved for use as a 3-dose series in children 6 weeks through 4 years of age (prior to the 5th birthday).
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