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Who Is Merck?

Merck & Co., Inc. is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first. Established in 1891, Merck discovers, develops, manufactures and markets vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs. The company devotes extensive efforts to increase access to medicines through far-reaching programs to help deliver them to the people who need them.

Merck delivers innovative health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and animal health products.

Why Merck?

Merck has been discovering, developing, supplying and delivering vaccines to help prevent disease around the world for over 130 years. In 2022 alone, they manufactured and distributed approximately 203 million doses. Their work in researching and producing vaccines is guided by science and fueled by human need.

It is no secret that inventing and developing vaccines is complex, time intensive and carries no guarantees. It takes active collaboration by teams who partner with governments, academic researchers and non-government organizations around the world.

What Is a Merck Vaccine?

Vaccines are one of the greatest public health success stories in history and help protect against more than 20 potentially life-threatening diseases. Merck produces 10 of the 18 serious diseases for which the CDC recommends routine vaccination.

Merck Vaccines History

Merck & Co. was founded in the U.S. on January 1, 1891. George Merck, age 23, established the company to distribute fine chemicals throughout New York City and the neighboring areas. In 1933 The Merck Research Laboratory was founded in Rahway, New Jersey. The laboratory represented Merck’s initial foray into pharmacological research. In 1977, the first pneumonia vaccine was approved, Merck’s PNEUMOVAX. In 1986, Merck’s recombinant Hepatitis B vaccine RECOMBIVAX HB was approved by the FDA, the first recombinant vaccine for human use.

What Vaccines Are Made By Merck?

Merck Vaccines List – The following adult, adolescent and pediatric vaccines are available.

RotaTeq® (RV5)
RECOMBIVAX HB® (HepB) – Peds/Adolescent and Adult
VAQTA® (HepA) – Pediatric and Adult
ProQuad® (MMRV)
PedvaxHIB® (PRP-OMP)

Where Is Merck From?

Merk’s global group headquarters is in Darmstadt, Germany with the Merck U.S. corporate headquarters in Rahway, New Jersey.

Who Owns Merck?

Institutional investors hold a majority ownership of Merck & Co, Inc. through the 77.22% of the outstanding shares that they control.

Merck Vaccines Ordering

MPPG is pleased to offer significant savings directly from Merck or via (800) MerckRx (800-637-2579) . The vaccines below are available at a discount. Your practice may realize an additional 2% savings by paying promptly. Due to product pricing confidentiality, we ask that you contact your Merck sales representatives or MPPG to obtain product quotations.
Purchase Merck products directly from their website.

Merck’s HealthCare Professionals resource page

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