Baxter launches swine flu vaccine

Celvapan is one of two vaccines now available for swine flu prophylaxis in high-risk patients.

Celvapan should be used in accordance with official guidance. The dose recommendations are based on safety and immunogenicity data available from the administration of a vaccine containing 7.5 microgram HA derived from A/Vietnam/1203/2004 (H5N1) in adults, including the elderly. Doses were given on days 0 and 21.

The decision to use Celvapan in each age group should take into account the extent of the clinical data available with the version containing H5N1 antigen and the disease characteristics of the current influenza pandemic.

View Celvapan drug record

Further information: Baxter

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