Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Sanofi announces positive CHMP opinion for dengue vaccine

21 October 2018 | News

The vaccine, known as Dengvaxia, is currently licensed in 20 countries for the prevention of dengue.

The European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for the marketing authorisation of Sanofi’s dengue vaccine.

The vaccine, known as Dengvaxia, is currently licensed in 20 countries for the prevention of dengue.

The indication for the dengue vaccine recommended by the CHMP is for use in prevention of dengue disease caused by dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3 and 4 in individuals 9 to 45 years of age with prior dengue virus infection and living in endemic areas. European Commission approval of the vaccine is expected in December 2018.

"This is good news for people living in dengue-endemic parts of the European territories where frequent outbreaks could put them at risk of re-infection with another dengue virus serotype, which is often more severe than the first infection," said Su-Peing Ng, global medical head at Sanofi Pasteur. "Sanofi is committed to ensuring access to dengue vaccination as part of integrated prevention efforts to reduce the burden of this disease in endemic populations around the world."

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