Hepatitis a virus antigen - 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
HAVRIX JUNIOR inactivated hepatitis A vaccine 720 ELISA units/0.5mL injection pre-filled syringe with attached needle & without attached needle
AUST R: 147335
Active ingredients:
Hepatitis a virus antigen
Injection, suspension GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800033109

From
07 Feb 2018
to
31 Aug 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Other

HAVRIX 1440 hepatitis A vaccine inactivated 1440 ELISA units/1mL injection syringe
AUST R: 147331
Active ingredients:
Hepatitis a virus antigen
Injection, suspension GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 033 109

From
11 May 2018
to
19 Dec 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Supply details:
Constrained supply

AVAXIM inactivated hepatitis A vaccine 160U/ 0.5mL injection needle free syringe
AUST R: 194815
Active ingredients:
Hepatitis a virus antigen
Injection, suspension Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800 829 468

From
16 May 2018
to
31 Jul 2018

Shortage status:
Resolved

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

Supply details:
Constrained supply

VAQTA hepatitis A vaccine inactivated 25 units/0.5mL injection vial
AUST R: 58534
Active ingredients:
Hepatitis a virus antigen
Injection Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd
Phone: 1800642865

From
04 Sep 2018
to
07 Nov 2018

Shortage status:
Current

Reason:
Other