Hexyon/Hexacima 6-in-1 Pediatric Vaccine Approved in Europe
- Hexyon/Hexacima is the only fully liquid, ready-to-use,
6-in-1 pediatric vaccine -
Lyon, France - April 22, 2013 - Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN
and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the European Commission approved Sanofi Pasteur's 6-in-
1 pediatric vaccine HexyonTM/Hexacima® (DTaP-IPV-Hib-HepB vaccine) for primary and booster vaccination of infants from six weeks of age.
HexyonTM/Hexacima® is the only fully liquid, ready-to-use, 6-in-1 vaccine to protect infants against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), Hepatitis B, poliomyelitis and invasive infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b.
The new vaccine will be commercialized under the brand name HexyonTM in Western European countries* by Sanofi Pasteur MSD, the joint venture between MSD and Sanofi Pasteur, and under the brand name Hexacima® in Eastern European countries by Sanofi Pasteur.
"Hexyon/Hexacima ready-to-use, 6-in-1 pediatric vaccine will raise the standard of care of vaccination for millions of children. It reduces the number of vaccination visits for infants and it is more convenient for parents to complete the recommended vaccination schedule and thus better protect their children against six major childhood diseases," said Olivier Charmeil, President and CEO of Sanofi Pasteur. "We will introduce Hexyon/Hexacima vaccine in countries that are looking for improved and effective solutions for public immunization programs."
Key benefits of HexyonTM/Hexacima® vaccine: