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

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

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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.
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Object Name
vaccine, influenza
date made
ca 1974
expiration date
Parke, Davis and Company
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
overall: 3.5 cm x 15 cm x 9.7 cm; 1 3/8 in x 5 7/8 in x 3 13/16 in
overall: 3 7/8 in x 6 in x 1 3/8 in; 9.8425 cm x 15.24 cm x 3.4925 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Warner-Lambert Company
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
The Antibody Initiative
Health & Medicine
Antibody Initiative: Influenza
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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