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Sinovac to supply Hep A vaccine for immunization program

24 April 2014 | News | By BioSpectrum Bureau

Singapore: China vaccine firm, Sinovac Biotech, is selected by Beijing Health Bureau as the sole supplier of inactivated hepatitis A vaccine in pre-filled syringe dosage to the Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI) for Beijing.

The tender is valued at approximately 2.58 million. The vaccines purchased by the Beijing Health Bureau will be used for the period from 2014 to 2016. The Company expects to begin delivery in the coming months upon the demand.

Mr Weidong Yin, chairman, president and CEO of Sinovac, commented, "We are pleased to have been selected again as the only supplier of the inactivated hepatitis A vaccine in PFS presentation to the EPI in Beijing. With superior safety profile and proven efficacy, Healive will continue to be administered to newborns using our easy-to-use, pre-filled syringes. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with government agencies to control and prevent diseases with top-quality vaccines both in China and around the world."

Healive is the first inactivated hepatitis A vaccine developed, produced and marketed by a China-based manufacturer. Healive was launched by Sinovac in 2002 and is currently available in adult and pediatric dosages. The hepatitis A vaccine has been included in China's national immunization program since February 2008.

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