Gardasil® 2-dose schedule approved in the European Union for children aged from 9 to 13 years

Alternative regimen for quadrivalent HPV vaccine now available for 9-13 year olds April 3, 2014 Sanofi Pasteur MSD announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for a 2-dose schedule at 0 and 6 months in children aged from 9 to 13 years for its quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Gardasil® is the only quadrivalent HPV vaccine and …

GSK sneaks in second quadrivalent flu shot approval in time for this winter

There will be four strains of the four-strain influenza vaccines circulating this season, with the FDA granting GlaxoSmithKline approval for a quadrivalent influenza vaccine for the second time in a year. The vaccine giant anticipates it will make a limited amount of the newly approved vaccine, FluLaval Quadrivalent, available for the upcoming 2013-14, in addition to Fluarix Quadrivalent which gained …

Sanofi and MedImmune begin shipping quadrivalent flu vaccines

Quadrivalent influenza vaccines are on the way. MedImmune and Sanofi Pasteur have announced they have begun shipment of their respective quadrivalent vaccines for the 2013-2014 season following release by the FDA for US distribution. The 2013-2014 influenza season will be the first season to embrace quadrivalent vaccines. MedImmune's intra-nasal FluMist Quadrivalent, Sanofi's Fluzone Quadrivalent and Glaxo's Fluarix Quadrivalent each contain …

Sanofi’s new QIV may earn up to $384m in 2022

Sanofi Pasteur's newly-approved quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) [Sanofi nabs quadrivalent flu vaccine FDA approval for under 2s] may earn as much as $384 million in 2022, according to a forecast by GlobalData. "With the addition of a fourth strain, participating vaccine manufacturers have undertaken a step towards developing a universal vaccine that could potentially protect against both seasonal and pandemic …

Sanofi nabs quadrivalent flu vaccine FDA approval for under 2s

Sanofi Pasteur has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its four-strain influenza vaccine, Fluzone Quadrivalent. Whilst trivalent vaccines used in previous influenza seasons contained two A strains and one B strains, a quadrivalent vaccine such as Fluzone will also offer protection against a second type B flu strain. The 2013 season will be the first …

GlaxoSmithKline’s quadrivalent influenza vaccine approved in UK and Germany

GlaxoSmithKline's quadrivalent influenza vaccine has been granted marketing authorisation in Germany and the UK. The four-strain vaccine is the first to be approved in a European country for active immunisation of adults and children from three years of age for the prevention of influenza disease caused by the two influenza A and two influenza B virus subtypes contained within the …

Drive-Thru Flu Shots?

A medical center in Kays, Kansas is offering free drive-thru flu shots for the first time this season. Hays Medical Center Foundation is sponsoring this drive-thri flu from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14. The flu vaccine will be given to adults and children ages 6 months and older. Also featuring the flu mist spray for children 2 years …