Mosquirix (RTS,S)

A Novel Vaccine for the Prevention of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria

Kyle J Wilby BSP ACPR, PharmD; Tim TY Lau PharmD ACPR FCSHP; Samuel E Gilchrist MSc (Pharm), PhD; Mary HH Ensom PharmD FASHP FCCP FCSHP FCAHS


The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2012;46(3):384-393. 

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Dosage and Administration and Storage

Appropriate doses of Mosquirix are currently being confirmed in Phase 2 and 3 trials, with full adult and child doses of the vaccine being 50 and 25 μg, respectively, of lyophilized RTS,S reconstituted in adjuvant.[10,12–14] The vaccine is administered via intramuscular injection (preferably to the deltoid region), over 3 dosing periods, each 1 month apart, which is consistent with administration of other WHO EPI vaccines. The product is stable for 3 years when stored at temperatures between 2 and 8 °C, but must be used within 6 hours of reconstitution.[9]


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