M2 EQUITYBITES-July 17, 2012-Sanofi Pasteur announces shipment of Fluzone
influenza virus vaccine in US for 2012-2013 season(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
High-Dose--an influenza vaccine designed specifically for people 65 and older.
M2 PHARMA-September 20, 2011-Sanofi Pasteur starts deliveries of anti-flu vaccine Fluzone
in USA(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
These include Agriflu (Novartis) for adults 18 years and older and Fluzone
High-Dose (Sanofi-Pasteur) for those aged 65 years and older.
Sanofi Pasteur's Fluzone
is indicated for anyone over 6 months of age, and Novartis's Fluvirin for anyone aged 4 years or older.
Just as at CVS, all Walgreens, Duane Reade and Take Care clinics offer the Fluzone
HD flu vaccine for those over 65.
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (Euronext:SAN), announced on Monday that it has begun shipping the new Fluzone
Intradermal (Influenza Virus Vaccine) in the US.
The brand names and manufacturers for the upcoming season's vaccines are: Afluria of CSL Limited, Agriflu of Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Fluarix of GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, FluLaval of ID Biomedical Corporation, FluMist of MedImmune Vaccines Inc, Fluvirin of Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited and Fluzone
High-Dose of Sanofi Pasteur Inc.
Immunogenicity data from pre-licensure clinical trials showed that people aged 65 and older who received the high-dose vaccine had significantly higher hemagglutination inhibition titers against all three influenza virus strains, compared to the standard-dose Fluzone
High-Dose was licensed last December for use in that age group.