Japanese encephalitis virus - medicine shortage information

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Product details Supply Impact Dates Further Details
IMOJEV japanese encephalitis vaccine (live, attenuated) powder for injection vial plus diluent vial
AUST R: 162215
Active ingredients:
Japanese encephalitis virus

Dosage form:
Injection, powder for

Sponsor:
Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 818 806

From
11 Mar 2022
to
31 Oct 2022

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

Management action:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. The approval holder, Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd can be contacted on 1800 818 806 for details on supply.

JESPECT japanese encephalitis virus purified inactivated vaccine 0.5mL suspension for injection syringe
AUST R: 150602
Active ingredients:
Japanese encephalitis virus

Dosage form:
Injection, suspension

Sponsor:
Seqirus Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800 642 865

From
29 Apr 2022
to
30 Sep 2022

Shortage status:
Current

Availability:
Emergency Supply Only

Reason:
Unexpected increase in consumer demand

Management action:
An unregistered product has been approved for supply under Section 19A. The approval holder, Seqirus Australia Pty Ltd can be contacted on 1800 008 275 for details on supply.