Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza Update: GSK’s H1N1 ‘Pandemrix’ vaccine receives European Commission Approval

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirmed today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation of GSK’s pandemic (H1N1) adjuvanted vaccine Pandemrix™ for protection against pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza.

Issued: Wednesday 30 September 2009, London UK

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirmed today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation of GSK’s pandemic (H1N1) adjuvanted vaccine Pandemrix™ for protection against pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza.

“Following the Commission’s approval we expect to commence shipments of Pandemrix to European governments from next week,” said Jean Stéphenne, President GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals.

Further information on GSK’s development of a vaccine to protect against pandemic (H1N1) 2009, including explanation of the vaccine development process and background information on adjuvants is available on: http://www.gsk.com/media/pandemic-flu.htm

GlaxoSmithKline – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.  For further information please visit www.gsk.com

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