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Sanofi Pasteaur starts shipping first flu shots for 2013-2014 season

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Published On: Jul 25 2013 12:06:50 PM CDT
Flu shot

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POCONO TWP., Pa. -

It's nearly time to roll up your sleeves again!

Sanofi Pasteur has started shipping its first lots of flu vaccine designed to combat the 2013-2014 flu season.

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration approved Sanofi Pasteur's four-strain flu vaccine for the upcoming flu season.

It's the only four-strain vaccine available for children as young as six months old.

The Monroe County vaccine maker's new vaccine protects against both A and B flu strains.

Sanofi Pasteur's world headquarters is based in Pocono Twp., as well as the largest flu vaccine plant in the U.S.