No end in sight for adult hepatitis B vaccine shortage

Collier, Roger
September 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/7/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 12, pE580
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the shortage of adult hepatitis B vaccine supply in Canada, which started in January 2009 when Merck & Co. Inc. announced supply disruptions. It states that Merck & Co. has addressed the issue through investments in manufacturing capabilities and establishment of new vaccine-production facilities. Moreover, Canada has purchased more than 350,000 doses of vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), in which GSK helps provide the needed vaccine for school-based hepatitis B programs.


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