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Influenza Vaccination in China

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Oct• 17•08

In Europe and North America, the influenza vaccination rate is about 20% to 40%.  In China, this figure is only 2%.  The pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis smells opportunity.

China Business Daily reports that Sanofi-Aventi will invest €7 million to build a new vaccination prodction facility in Shenzhen.  The article continues: “after the company’s the pharmaceutical factory in Shenzhen officially put into operation in 2012, the company could sell 2.5 million seasonal influenza vaccine in China.”

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