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Back To Vidyya Current List Of Vaccines Using Bovine-Derived Materials From Countries On The USDA's BSE List

Some Component Of The Following Vaccines Will Need To Be Replaced

Vaccines that use bovine-derived materials from countries on the USDA list include:

  • Aventis Pasteur, S.A.’s Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine, ActHIB® (ActHIB® is also marketed as OmniHIB™ by SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals)
  • North American Vaccine Inc.’s diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine, Certiva™
  • SmithKline Beecham Biological’s DTaP vaccine, Infanrix®
  • SmithKline Beecham Biological’s Hepatitis A vaccine, Havrix®.

Vaccines that use bovine-derived materials of unknown geographical origin include:

  • Aventis Pasteur, S.A.’s inactivated polio vaccine, IPOL®
  • BioPort’s Anthrax vaccine
  • BioPort’s Rabies vaccine
  • Lederle Laboratories’ Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, PNU-IMUNE® 23.
1This information will be periodically updated to reflect the most current status.

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