SANOFI PASTEUR TO COMPLETE INFLUENZA VACCINE SHIPMENTS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

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Sanofi pasteur, the vaccines business of the sanofi-aventis Group, will supply 62 million doses of influenza vaccine (Fluzone(R), Influenza Virus Vaccine) to the U.S. market for the 2005-2006 season -- 12 million more doses than the company originally planned to provide. The company shipped more than 58 million doses to customers by the end of November -- six weeks ahead of the original schedule. The remaining 3.5 million doses will be delivered in January to the late season stockpile established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC).

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