Diphtheria toxoid - medicine shortage information

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If you are having difficulty obtaining a medicine that has been prescribed to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. In most cases your doctor and pharmacist will know about the possible substitute medicines to continue your care.

In some cases the Supply Detail section below will provide information about the special arrangements that are in place for your health professional to prescribe or supply a substitute medicine. These may include reference to Special Access Scheme or "Under section 19a"

Product Dose form Sponsor Shortage dates Shortage details
MENACTRA meningococcal (groups A, C, Y and W-135) polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine, solution for intramuscular injection
AUST R: 168403
Active ingredients:
Diphtheria toxoid
Meningococcal polysaccharide group A
Meningococcal polysaccharide group C
Meningococcal polysaccharide group W135
Meningococcal polysaccharide Group Y
Injection, solution Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 829 468

From
01 Aug 2018
to
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand