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October 20, 2015

Harrisvaccines awarded avian influenza stockpile contract from USDA

Iowa-based vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, today announced it has been awarded a contract to provide Avian Influenza H5 vaccine to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS). This action is being taken to develop the agency’s National Veterinary Stockpile, and does not signal a decision to vaccinate for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The total amount of the award is $6 million and fulfillment will span over two years. Harrisvaccines was the only United States-based company to be awarded a portion of the stockpile solicitation. The USDA has requested that Harrisvaccines provide a total of 48 million doses, 25 million of which will be provided within 45 days. Read More

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