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V 212

Drug Profile

V 212

Alternative Names: Inactivated varicella-zoster vaccine - Merck; V212; Varicella zoster virus vaccine - Merck; VZV vaccine - Merck

Latest Information Update: 05 Nov 2023

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck & Co
  • Class Varicella vaccines
  • Mechanism of Action Immunostimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Herpes zoster

Most Recent Events

  • 11 Apr 2017 Merck completes a phase III trial for Herpes zoster (Prevention) in the US, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, India, South Korea, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, UK, Austria, Slovakia, Lithuania, Greece and Italy (NCT01254630)
  • 24 Feb 2017 Efficacy and adverse events data from a phase III trial in Herpes zoster released by Merck and Co
  • 29 May 2015 No recent reports on development identified - Phase-II for Herpes zoster (Prevention) in Australia, Canada, Denmark and Israel (SC)
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