What are the Brand Names of CDC-Recommended Vaccines?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend multiple vaccines for children and adults, with its standard vaccination schedules beginning at six months of age. Keeping track of the CDC’s vaccine recommendations can be a challenge, particularly since many vaccines have multiple brand-name versions.

Brand Names and Manufacturers of Vaccines Recommended by the CDC

But, keeping track of your (and your children’s) vaccine history is important; and, if you will be traveling to certain countries, you may need additional vaccines beyond the CDC’s general recommendations. To help you stay up-to-date, here is a list of the brand names for all of the CDC’s recommended vaccines:

  • Adenovirus – Adenovirus Type 4 and Type 7 manufactured by Barr Labs Inc.
  • Anthrax – BioThrax manufactured by Emergent BioSolutions
  • Cholera – Vaxchora manufactured by PaxVax
  • DTaP – Daptacel manufactured by Sanofi and Infanrix manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline
  • Hemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) – ActHIB manufactured by Sanofi, Hiberix manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and PedvaxHIB manufactured by Merck
  • Hepatitis A – Havrix manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and Vaqta manufactured by Merck
  • Hepatitis B – Engerix-B manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, Recombivax HB manufactured by Merck and Heplisav-B manufactured by Dynavax Technologies
  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles) – Zostavax manufactured by Merck and Shingrix manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – Gardasil 9 manufactured by Merck
  • Influenza – Afluria, Fluad and Flucelvax manufactured by Seqirus; Fluarix and FluLaval manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline; FluMist manufactured by Medimmune; and, Flublok, Fluzone and Fluzone High-Dose manufactured by Sanofi
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) – M-M-R II manufactured by Merck
  • Meningococcal – Menactra manufactured by Sanofi, Menveo and Bexsero manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, and Trumenba manufactured by Pfizer
  • Pneumococcal – Pneumovax 23 manufactured by Merck and Prevnar 13 manufactured by Pfizer
  • Polio – Ipol manufactured by Sanofi
  • Rabies – Imovax Rabies manufactured by Sanofi and RabAvert manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline
  • Rotavirus – RotaTeq manufactured by Merck and Rotarix manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline
  • Tetanus and diphtheria (Td) – Tenivac manufactured by Sanofi
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) – Boostrix manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and Adacel manufactured by Sanofi
  • Typhoid – Typhim Vi manufactured by Sanofi and Vivotif manufactured by PaxVax
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) – Varivax manufactured by Merck
  • Vaccinia (Smallpox) – ACAM2000 manufactured by Sanofi
  • Yellow Fever – YF-Vax manufactured by Sanofi

In addition to these vaccines, the CDC recommends a number of combination vaccines for certain vaccine recipients as well. These combination vaccines are:

  • DTaP and Polio – Kinrix manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and Quadracel manufactured by Sanofi
  • DTaP, Polio and Hepatitis B – Pediarix manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline
  • DTaP, Polio and Hib – Pentacel manufactured by Sanofi
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B – Twinrix manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline
  • MMR and Varicella – ProQuad manufactured by Merck

A downloadable version of this list is available through the CDC’s website: U.S. Vaccines.

Seeking Financial Compensation for a Vaccine-Related Illness or Injury

While the CDC’s recommended vaccines are generally considered safe, all vaccines carry the risk of certain illnesses and injuries. Under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), parents and vaccine recipients can recover financial compensation for these illnesses and injuries without the need to file lawsuits against the vaccine manufacturers. If you would like to learn more about your rights under the VICP, call 202-800-1711 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with vaccine injury lawyer Leah V. Durant.

Leah Durant Bio

Experienced litigation attorney Leah Durant focuses on representing clients in complex vaccine litigation matters. Leah Durant is the owner and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC, a litigation firm based in Washington, DC. Leah Durant and her staff represent clients and their families who suffer from vaccine-related injuries, adverse vaccine reactions and vaccine-related deaths. The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is dedicated to assisting individuals in recovering the highest level of compensation as quickly and efficiently as possible. To learn more, contact vaccine attorney Leah Durant today.


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