Hepatitis B surface antigen recombinant - 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
H-B-VAX II hepatitis B vaccine recombinant 10 microgram/1mL injection pre-filled syringe (thiomersal free)
AUST R: 127245
Active ingredients:
Hepatitis B surface antigen recombinant
Injection, suspension Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800642865

From
22 Aug 2017
to
31 Dec 2019

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Other

H-B-VAX II hepatitis B vaccine recombinant preservative-free paediatric 5 microgram/0.5mL injection pre-filled syringe
AUST R: 127244
Active ingredients:
Hepatitis B surface antigen recombinant
Injection, suspension Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800642865

From
22 Aug 2017
to
31 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Other