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EU agency recommends Sanofi, Merck pediatric vaccine

Exterior view of the Sanofi Pasteur plant where the influenza A (H1N1) vaccines are produced in Val-du-Rueil near Rouen October 19, 2009. RE
Exterior view of the Sanofi Pasteur plant where the influenza A (H1N1) vaccines are produced in Val-du-Rueil near Rouen October 19, 2009. RE

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Medicines Agency recommended approval of Hexyon, a new 6-in-1 pediatric vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur MSD, a joint venture between Merck and Sanofi, the companies said on Friday.

The new vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, poliomyelitis and invasive infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b.

Recommendations for marketing approval by the EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) are normally endorsed by the European Commission within a couple of months.

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