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EMA approves immunization schedule for pediatric 6-in-1 vaccine

March 5, 2015

The Emergency Medicines Agency has approved a “2+1” immunization schedule for Hexyon, a pediatric vaccine that protects against multiple viruses, including hepatitis B virus infection, according to a press release.

Hexyon (DTaP-IPV-HB-Hib, Sanofi) is a vaccine containing active substances derived from diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and Haemophilus influenzae type-b bacteria, HBV and inactivated polioviruses, according to the EMA website. The vaccine is used in children from age 6 weeks to 2 years to protect against diphtheria, HBV, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis and invasive diseases caused by H. influenzae type-b bacteria.

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