FDA approves 6 flu vaccines for 2009-2010

July 23, 2009 For Immediate Release

FDA Approves 6 Flu Vaccines for 2009-2010 Season – All Are Morally Produced

(Murfreesboro)  In response to several inquiries from the public regarding the FDA’s recent announcement on its approval of several flu vaccines, Children of God for Life released the following statement:

All regular influenza vaccines approved by the FDA in July for the 2009-2010 flu season are morally produced using chick embryo. These vaccines are for regular flu – not swine flu or avian flu. Front runners for swine flu vaccine in cell culture are Novartis and Medimmune, both of which are also using moral sources.  (More swine flu information)

The 6 vaccines are:

Product  Manufacturer
Afluria CSL Limited
Fluarix Glaxo SmithKline
Flulaval ID Biomedical
Fluvirin Novartis
Fluzone Sanofi Pasteur
Flumist Medimmune

No flu vaccines are currently being produced using aborted fetal cell lines, though there are a few under development.