Fluogen - Influenza Virus Vaccine, Bivalent (Immunizing Antigen, Ether Extracted) - 10 Steri-Dose Syringes

Description (Brief):

This specimen reflects the emergence of the H3N2 strain which caused the Hong Kong Flu pandemic of 1968-69 (34,000 deaths in US). It also has been formulated specifically for the 1972-73 flu season. The practice of annual reformulation continues today with implications about the limits of the efficacy of flu vaccines and their profitability of manufacture. Note that Thimersol is still used as the preservative.

Date Made: ca 1974Expiration Date: 1974-02-01

Maker: Parke, Davis and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Michigan, Detroit

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, The Antibody Initiative, Health & Medicine, Antibody Initiative: Influenza


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Warner-Lambert Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0043.013Accession Number: 1982.0043Catalog Number: 1982.0043.013

Object Name: biologicalvaccine, influenza

Measurements: overall: 3.5 cm x 15 cm x 9.7 cm; 1 3/8 in x 5 7/8 in x 3 13/16 inoverall: 3 7/8 in x 6 in x 1 3/8 in; 9.8425 cm x 15.24 cm x 3.4925 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-c84c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1292682

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