Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Menveo Hajj Vaccine HALAL HARAM?

 Novartis Menveo Meningitis Vaccine is it Halal or Haram?

This is an email reply from Novartis regarding their Meningitis Vaccine that is used for the Hajj pilgrimage attendees. There are some more questions that need to be asked before a conclusion could be reached but that will take some time therefore all readers interested in more information are requested to contact Novartis at this email address medinfo.canada@novartis.com (and kindly update us of any new findings)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada INC
385 Bouchard Blvd
Dorval QC
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TEL 1-800-363-8883
FAX 1-866-633-7054
www.ask.novartispharma.ca

MR  XYZ

SEPTEMBER, X , 2011

MENVEO TM (Meningocccal (Groups A, C, W-135 and Y) Oligosaccharide CRM197 Conjugate Vaccine)
Question :
    Are there any animal ingridients??

Dear MR XYZ

With reference to your request, you will find enclosed information on the above mentioned subject.

Animal derivates, including bovine (cattle) derivates are involved in the manufacture of  Menveo. However, Menveo does not contain pork and is certified as HALAL.

Thank you for your interest in MENVEO. We trust that the above mentioned information will be of assisstance to you.  Should further information be required, please contact us at 1-800-363-8883 or by email at medinfo.canada@novartis.com.

Kind regards,

Signed
Jacques Lemay, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Manager, Scientific Communications.

Menveo is a trademark.
Data on fiel. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada INC. 2010

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