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Synflorix™ is a paediatric pneumococcal vaccine for infants and children from 6 weeks up to 5 years of age (image courtesy of CDC).
Regulatory Update: GSK announces submission for a new indication for Synflorix™
02 October 2012
GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) announced that it has submitted a regulatory application in the European Union (EU) seeking approval of an additional indication for Synflorix™, a paediatric pneumococcal vaccine, for the active immunisation against pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in infants and children from 6 weeks up to 5 years of age.
The application was submitted as a variation to the Marketing Authorisation Application to the European Medicines Agency. Synflorix™ is currently approved in the EU and 90 other countries for active immunisation against invasive disease and acute otitis media caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in infants and children from six weeks up to five years of age. Of these 90 countries, 67 already have the indication for pneumonia approved. Synflorix™ is not approved for use in the US.
The most common adverse reactions observed after primary vaccination with Synflorix™ in infants were redness at the injection site and irritability. For more important safety information about the currently licensed indications for Synflorix, please visit Synflorix - Vaccines - Our products - GlaxoSmithKline to view the Synflorix EU Patient Information Leaflet. Read more>
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