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For over 100 years, Sanofi has been committed to developing and manufacturing vaccines to help protect people against a range of diseases including cholera, dengue fever, diphtheria, polio, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis A and B, meningitis and influenza.

Our history is grounded in the work of life science pioneers, including the world-famous Louis Pasteur, who discovered how infectious diseases reproduce and spread. These pioneers unlocked the public health potential of vaccination and developed efficient mass production methods to ensure the broadest access to vaccines. Since then, Sanofi has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of vaccines.

We are proud that our vaccines can help protect us and our loved ones from a wide range of infectious diseases, at every stage of life. We partner with the public health, medical and scientific communities to improve access to vaccines and to increase vaccination coverage, while striving to develop new and improved vaccines to enhance health and well-being.

Sanofi vaccines in Australia

Sanofi’s vaccines history in Australia dates back to the 19th century creation of the Pasteur Institute on Rodd Island in Sydney Harbour.

Louis Pasteur and other leading scientists had been approached by the Legislative Council of NSW to find a way to control rabbit populations. But other diseases soon emerged in livestock that required the discovery of new vaccines that could keep animals healthy and, in turn, support communities of the day.

This research was later returned to Paris. In the years to come, the entities that became Institut Pasteur and Institut Mérieux, joined as Sanofi Pasteur.

We believe in a world where no one suffers or dies from a vaccine-preventable disease. Seven of our vaccines are currently available on Australia’s National Immunisation Program, helping to protect people of all ages against influenza, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and haemophilus influenzae type B.

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