Measles virus - 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
PRIORIX-TETRA vaccine 0.5mL powder for injection vial with diluent syringe
AUST R: 107286
Active ingredients:
live varicella vaccine
Measles virus
Mumps virus
Rubella virus

Sponsor:
GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800033109

From
18 Apr 2019
to
31 Oct 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Unavailable

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
23/4/2019 The sponsor is closely controlling the supply.

PRIORIX ALBUMIN FREE VACCINE 0.5mL powder for injection vial and diluent syringe
AUST R: 97842
Active ingredients:
Measles virus
Mumps virus
Rubella virus

Sponsor:
GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800033109

From
05 Apr 2019
to
01 Oct 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Only available under NIP or government programs

Reason:
Manufacturing

TGA Management Actions:
05/04/2019 Sponsor working to expedite next shipment

M-M-R II powder for injection vial with pre-filled diluent syringe, single dose
AUST R: 201877
Active ingredients:
Measles virus
Mumps virus
Rubella virus

Sponsor:
Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Phone:
1800642865

From
15 May 2019
to
30 Sep 2019

Status:
Current

Patient impact:
Critical

Availability:
Only available under NIP or government programs

Reason:
Unexpected Increase in Demand

TGA Management Actions:
16/5/19 Stock is under constrained supply for the private market and state/territory programs.