H1N1 Flu Vaccine information

October 31, 2009

H1N1 Flu Vaccine information

Five manufacturers are producing H1N1 Flu vaccine for the U.S.:
Sanofi Pasteur, Novartis, GSK, Medimmune and CSL.

Sanofi Pasteur
About Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine The Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine is manufactured by the same process as Sanofi Pasteur’s seasonal trivalent influenza virus vaccine licensed in the U.S.

-Single-dose prefilled syringe, without needle, 0.25 mL, package of 10 prefilled syringes per carton
–Single-dose prefilled syringe, without needle, 0.25 mL, package of 25 prefilled syringes per carton
–Single-dose prefilled syringe, without needle, 0.5 mL, package of 10 prefilled syringes per carton
-Single-dose prefilled syringe, without needle, 0.5 mL, package of 25 prefilled syringes per carton
-Single-dose vial, 0.5 mL, package of 10 vials per carton
-Multi-dose vial, 5 mL, one vial per carton. The vial contains ten 0.5 mL doses

Vial stoppers and syringe plungers do not contain latex.
https://www.vaccineshoppe.com/image.cfm?doc_id=11047&image_type=product_pdf

Novartis

Focetria suspension for injection in pre-filled syringe Pandemic influenza vaccine (surface antigen, inactivated, adjuvanted)
- a ready-to-use syringe, containing a single dose (0.5 ml) for injection
0.5 ml in pre-filled syringe (type I glass) with plunger-stopper (bromo-butyl rubber). Packs of 1 and 10.
- vial containing ten doses (0.5 ml each) for injection. 5.0 ml in 10-dose vial (type I glass) with stopper (halo-butyl rubber). Packs of 10.

GSK
GSK’s H1N1 adjuvanted vaccine, Pandemrix™, Pandemrix suspension and emulsion for emulsion for injection. Pandemic influenza vaccine (H1N1)v (split virion, inactivated, adjuvanted)

one pack of 50 vials (type I glass) of 2.5 ml suspension (10 x 0.25 ml doses) with a stopper (butyl rubber).
- two packs of 25 vials (type I glass) of 2.5 ml emulsion (10 x 0.25 ml doses) with a stopper (butyl rubber).
http://health.gsk.com/hcp/H1N1Vaccine/productOverview.htm

Medimmune Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine Live, Intranasal
DOES NOT indicate any Natural Rubber Latex Usage or Warning http://www.medimmune.com/pdf/products/h1n1_pi.pdf
http://www.medimmune.com/pdf/products/flumist_pi.pdf


CSL
Does Panvax®H1N1 vaccine contain any latex?
No. There is no latex in any part of the presentation of Panvax®H1N1 vaccine.