Hepatitis B prefilled disposable syringe, 1993.
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This single disposable syringe comes prefilled with 1ml of Engerix B Vaccine, bioengineered and grown in yeast, for intramuscular injection to protect against Hepatitis B. Manufactured by SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire in 1993, Engerix B was the first commercially made and sold bio-engineered vaccine. The syringe is shown with packaging and information leaflet.