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A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and "remember" it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters.

Top selling vaccines 2013

Vaccine 2013 worldwide sales Use
Prevnar 13 $4.048 billion Pneumococcal infection
Gardasil $2.167 billion Human papillomavirus (HPV)
PENTAct-HIB $1.525 billion Diphtheria, pertussis/whooping cough; tetanus; polio; Haemophilus influenzae type B
Fluzone/Vaxigrip $1.396 billion Influenza
Varivax $1.377 billion Varicella virus
Pediarix $1.349 billion Diphtheria; tetanus; pertussis/whooping cough; hepatitis B; polio
Hepatitis vaccine franchise $984 million Hepatitis A; hepatitis B
Zostavax $826 million Shingles; herpes
RotaTeq $691 million Rotaviral gastroenteritis
Pneumovax $653 million Pneumococcal infection

Source EvaluatePharma

Top 10 pharmaceutical companies based on global vaccine revenue market share in 2013 and 2020 

Top 10 pharmaceutical companies based on global vaccine revenue market share in 2013 and 2020
  2013 (%) 2020 (%)
Sanofi* 21.6 21.3
Merck & Co.* 22.6 19.8
Pfizer 15.5 18.9
GlaxoSmithKline 20.9 17.9
Novartis 5.5 5.7
Novavax** - 2.3
Johnson & Johnson 1.4 2.2
Emergent BioSolutions 1.0 1.5
CSL 1.7 1.1
Astellas Pharma 1.4 1.0

Source EvaluatePharma
Publication date June 2014
Original source EvaluatePharma - World Preview 2014, Outlook to 2020, page 22

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