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Hepatitis A Virus Vaccine Inactivated

Last Updated: January 31, 2018
Status: Current

Hepatitis A Virus Vaccine Inactivated

Products Affected - Description
    • Havrix Adult intramuscular suspension for injection, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, 1440 EL.U., 1 mL single dose vial, 10 count, NDC 58160-0826-11
    • Vaqta Adult intramuscular suspension for injection, Merck, 50U, 1 mL single-dose prefilled Luer Lock syringe, 10 count, NDC 00006-4096-02
    • Vaqta Adult intramuscular suspension for injection, Merck, 50U, 1 mL single dose vial, 1 count, NDC 00006-4841-00
    • Vaqta Pediatric/Adolescent intramuscular suspension for injection, Merck, 25U, 0.5 mL single-dose prefilled Luer Lock syringe, 10 count, NDC 00006-4095-02
Reason for the Shortage
    • Merck did not provide a reason for the Vaqta shortage.
    • GlaxoSmithKline did not provide a reason for the shortage.
    • GlaxoSmithKline discontinued the Havrix adult vials in November 2017.
Available Products
    • Havrix Adult intramuscular suspension for injection, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, 1440 EL.U., 1 mL prefilled syringe, 10 count, NDC 58160-0826-52
    • Havrix Pediatric intramuscular suspension for injection, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, 720 EL.U., 0.5 mL prefilled syringe, 10 count, NDC 58160-0825-52
    • Havrix Pediatric intramuscular suspension for injection, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, 720 EL.U., 0.5 mL single dose vial, 10 count, NDC 58160-0825-11
    • Vaqta Adult intramuscular suspension for injection, Merck, 50U, 1 mL single dose vial, 10 count, NDC 00006-4841-41
    • Vaqta Pediatric/Adolescent intramuscular suspension for injection, Merck, 25U, 0.5 mL single dose vial, 10 count, NDC 00006-4831-41

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • Merck has Vaqta pediatric/adolescent formulation 25 U/0.5 mL prefilled syringes in 10 count on back order and the company estimates a release date of 2nd quarter 2018.
    • Merck has Vaqta adult formulation 50 U/1 mL in 1 count on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. Vaqta 50 U/1 mL prefilled syringes are on back order and the company estimates a release date of 2nd quarter 2018.

Updated

Updated January 31, 2018 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Created December 13, 2016 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. Copyright 2018, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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