Disposable syringe of Engerix B Vaccine, boxed

1993 in Welwyn Garden City
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals

Box containing a single disposable syringe prefilled with 1ml of Engerix B Vaccine, bioengineered and grown in yeast, for intramuscular injection to protect against Hepatitis B, by SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Welwyn Garden City, England, 1993

This was the first commercially made and sold bio-engineered vaccine. The single syringe was pre-filled with 1ml of Engerix B vaccine and administered as an intramuscular injection, to protect against Hepatitis B.

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Public Health & Hygiene
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cardboard, glass, metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
vaccines, vaccines, immunisation (hepatitis), engerix b and hepatitis
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals

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