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Vaccination and Immunization Safety Information

View a comprehensive list of the human vaccines and immunizations that have been approved for U.S. residents to prevent and fight infectious diseases. Although vaccines are tested extensively before they are licensed for use in the United States, not enough people are included in the tests to detect reactions that happen only rarely. If serious reactions are found when the vaccine is in widespread use, the vaccine may be withdrawn.

Note: These vaccines pertain to U.S. use only.

Vaccine Antigen(s) Manufacturer
ActHIB Haemophilus influenzae type b
(PRP-T)
sanofi pasteur
Adacel Tetanus toxoid, reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed sanofi pasteur
Afluria Influenza CLS Limited
Attenuvax Measles (live, further attenuated) Merck
BayHep B Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (human) Bayer
BayRab Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (human) Bayer
BayTet Tetanus Immune Globulin (human) Bayer
BioThrax Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed BioPort Corporation
Boostrix Tetanus toxoid, reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed GlaxoSmithKline
Cervarix Human Papillomavirus (Types 16 and 18) GlaxoSmithKline
Comvax Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type b Merck
Daptacel Diphtheria, Tetanus, (acellular) Pertussis Aventis Pasteur
Decavac Tetanus, Diphtheria (adult formulation) Aventis Pasteur
DTP Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis (for pediatric use) Aventis Pasteur
Engerix-B Hepatitis B GlaxoSmithKline
Fluarix Influenza GlaxoSmithKline
FluLaval Influenza GlaxoSmithKline
FluMist Influenza MedImmune
Fluvirin Influenza Novartis
Fluzone Influenza sanofi pasteur
Gardasil Human Papillomavirus (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Merck
Havrix Hepatitis A GlaxoSmithKline
HibTITER Haemophilus influenzae type b (HbOC) Wyeth
Imogam Rabies Rabies Immune Globulin sanofi pasteur
Imovax Rabies Rabies Vaccine (HDCV) sanofi pasteur
Infanrix Diphtheria, Tetanus, (acellular) Pertussis GlaxoSmithKline
Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine aka Swine Flu CLS Limited
Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine aka Swine Flu Novartis
Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine aka Swine Flu sanofi pasteur
Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine Live, Intranasal aka Swine Flu MedImmune
Ipol Polio (inactivated) sanofi pasteur
Je-Vax Japanese Encephalitis sanofi pasteur
Kinrix Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus GlaxoSmithKline
Menactra Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135), Diphtheria sanofi pasteur
MENOMUNE-
A/C/Y/W-135
Meningococcus (polysaccharide) (Groups A,C, Y, W-135) sanofi pasteur

Meruvax I Rubella Merck
M-M-R II Measles, Mumps, Rubella (live) Merck
Mumpsvax Mumps (live) Merck
Nabi-HB Hepatitis B Immune Globulin NABI
Pediarix Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B and Poliovirus GlaxoSmithKline
PedvaxHIB Haemophilus influenzaetype b(PRP-OMP) Merck
Pentacel Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Poliomyelitis, and Haemophilus influenzae type b sanofi pasteur
Pneumovax 23 Pneumococcal (polysaccharide) Merck
Prevnar Pneumococcal 7-valent Conjugate Vaccine Wyeth
ProQuad Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella Merck
RabAvert Rabies (PCEC) Chiron
Recombivax HB Hepatitis B (recombinant) Merck
Rotarix Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral, GlaxoSmithKline
RotaTeq Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral, Pentavalent Merck
TriHIBit
(booster only)
Diphtheria, Tetanus, (acellular) Pertussis, Hib sanofi pasteur
Tripedia Diphtheria, Tetanus, (acellular) Pertussis Aventis Pasteur
Twinrix Hepatitis A and B GlaxoSmithKline  
Typhim Vi Typhoid Aventis Pasteur
Vaqta Hepatitis A (inactivated) Merck
Varivax Varicella (live) Merck
Vivotif Typhoid Berna
YF-VAX Yellow Fever Aventis Pasteur
Zostavax
for age 60 years and older only
Varicella Zoster Merck


SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Last Editorial Review: 11/3/2009 10:57:46 AM



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