Sanofi's first shipment of influenza vaccines for 2018-19 arrives

Sanofi Pasteur reports that it has sent out its first shipment of influenza vaccine for the 2018–19 season.

Sanofi Pasteur reports that it has sent out its first shipment of influenza vaccine for the 2018–19 season. In all, the company plans to ship almost 70 million doses of influenza vaccine to health care providers this season, with increased production of the Flublok quadrivalent vaccine and Fluzone high-dose vaccine and continued supply of Fluzone quadrivalent. "This past flu season was a stark reminder of how unpredictable flu can be. It is important to get vaccinated even if vaccine effectiveness is lower than we would like. Vaccination saves many lives, helps prevent numerous hospitalizations, and helps protect individuals and the public at large from severe, life-threatening complications," said Sanofi Pasteur associate vice president and regional medical head of North America David P. Greenberg.