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European Commission marketing authorisation for PreHevbri, a 3-antigen adult hepatitis B vaccine.

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Published:11th May 2022

VBI Vaccines Inc. announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted Marketing Authorisation for PreHevbri [Hepatitis B vaccine (recombinant, adsorbed)] for active immunisation against infection caused by all known subtypes of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) in adults.

It can also be expected that hepatitis D will be prevented by immunisation with PreHevbri as hepatitis D (caused by the delta agent) does not occur in the absence of hepatitis B infection. The use of PreHevbri should be in accordance with official recommendations. PreHevbri contains the full antigenic composition of the hepatitis B virus surface antigen, including the S, pre-S2, and pre-S1 HBV surface antigens, and is the only approved 3-antigen HBV vaccine for adults in the European Union (EU) and in the European Economic Area (EEA) countries – Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

The European Commission’s centralized marketing authorisation is valid in all EU Member States as well as in the European Economic Area (EEA) countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway). VBI expects to make PreHevbri available in certain Europe an countries beginning at the end of 2022.

Condition: Hepatitis B
Type: drug

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