A vaccine is a biological preparation that is aimed at supporting the immune system. The influenza vaccine is used for the purpose of prevention.
Industrial scale vaccine production started in the 1930s. Almost 20,000 people are employed in the vaccine production sector only in Europe. Research and development activities cover numerous vaccine research projects.
The leading influenza vaccine manufacturers are as follows:
- Sanofi Pasteur
- Glaxo Smith Kline
- Abbott laboratories
- Astra Zeneca
The list of the seasonal influenza vaccine distributed for the 2015-2016 season issued by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is worth mentioning. Our 3Fluart vaccine is enlisted among the products of multinational companies such as Abbott, Astra Zeneca, GSK, Novartis, Pfizer and Sanofi.