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 details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
HAVRIX 1440 hepatitis A vaccine inactivated 1440 ELISA units/1mL injection syringe
AUST R: 147331
Active ingredients:
Hepatitis a virus antigen

Sponsor:
GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 033 109

From
11 May 2018
to
05 Dec 2018

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

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

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800642865

From
04 Sep 2018
to
07 Nov 2018

Status:
Resolved

Patient impact:
Medium

Reason:
Other

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

Sponsor:
GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800033109

From
01 Feb 2019
to
31 May 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
4/1/19 The sponsor is closely controlling the supply

TWINRIX (combined hepatitis A & hepatitis B vaccine) 1 mL injection pre-filled syringe thiomersal & preservative free
AUST R: 140575
Active ingredients:
Hepatitis a virus antigen
Hepatitis B surface antigen recombinant

Sponsor:
GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800033109

From
01 Feb 2019
to
31 May 2019

Status:
Anticipated

Patient impact:
Medium

Availability:
Available

Reason:
Manufacturing