Vaccine Info

Pediarix Vaccine

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June 8, 2021

Pediarix Vaccine Description

Pediarix contains diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis adsorbed, hepatitis B (recombinant), and inactivated poliovirus vaccine.

Pediarix Vaccine Indication

Pediarix is a vaccine indicated for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and infection caused by all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus and poliomyelitis.

Pediarix Vaccine Dosage

Pediarix is approved for use as a three-dose series in infants born of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-negative mothers. Pediarix may be given as early as 6 weeks of age through 6 years of age (prior to the 7th birthday).

Pediarix Vaccine News

December 31, 2020 - According to Reuters, for the new year, GSK plans to hike prices on two of their vaccines, Shingrix and Pediarix.  These price increases are a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the reduced number of doctor visits thus the reduced number of vaccinations given.

June 2, 2020 - COVID-19 Impact on Global Human Vaccines Market Size, Shares, Trends, Demands, Types, Applications & Key Industry Players - Sanofi Pasteur, Merck, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Valneva, GSK, Seqirus

September 17, 2019 - Merck HepB vaccine shortage extended through mid-2020

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