Update on Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccines

October 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/9/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 39, Special section p1
The article offers an update on influenza A (H1N1) monovalent influenza vaccines. Four influenza vaccine manufacturers received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September 2009 for use of such vaccines to prevent influenza caused by the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus. These manufacturers include Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Ltd., Sanofi Pasteur, Inc., and MedImmune LLC. It is noted that influenza activity caused by 2009 H1N1 viruses increased in September 2009 and is expected to continue in the fall and winter season.


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