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Influvac is a sub-unit vaccine produced and marketed by Abbott Laboratories. It contains inactivated purified surface fragments (sub-units) from the three different strains of the influenza virus (A/H1N1, A/H3N2, and Influenza B Virus) that are selected and distributed by the World Health Organization, on the basis of their latest recommendations.[1]

In February 2010, Abbott acquired the vaccines sub-unit from Solvay Pharmaceuticals included in its $6.2 billion purchase[2] and the sub-unit influenza vaccine - Influvac has been commercially available on the market since the early nineteen-eighties.[1] With the acquisition of Solvay, Abbott retained access to the Eastern European, Middle Eastern & Latin American markets. Approximately $850 million of sales revenue from vaccines was reported by Solvay Pharmaceuticals in 2009.[2]


  1. ^ a b Giezeman, K.M.; J. Nauta; I.A. de Bruijn; A.M. Palache (2009). "Trivalent inactivated subunit influenza vaccine Influvac: 25-Year experience of safety and immunogenicity". Vaccine. Elsevier. 27: 2414. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.02.008. 
  2. ^ a b "Abbott Halts Influvac Sale". Drug Discovery & Development.