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Hepatitis A Virus Vaccine Inactivated

Last Updated: January 10, 2019
Status: Current

Products Affected - Description
    • Havrix Adult intramuscular suspension for injection, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, 1440 EL.U., 1 mL prefilled syringe, 10 count, NDC 58160-0826-52
    • Havrix Adult intramuscular suspension for injection, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, 1440 EL.U., 1 mL single dose vial, 10 count, NDC 58160-0826-11
    • 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, 1 count, NDC 00006-4841-00
Reason for the Shortage
    • Merck did not provide a reason for the Vaqta shortage.
    • GlaxoSmithKline did not provide a reason for the Havrix shortage.
    • GlaxoSmithKline discontinued the Havrix pediatric vials in late-2018. The Havrix adult vials were discontinued in November 2017.
Available Products
    • Havrix Pediatric intramuscular suspension for injection, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, 720 EL.U., 0.5 mL prefilled syringe, 10 count, NDC 58160-0825-52
    • 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, 10 count, NDC 00006-4841-41
    • Vaqta Pediatric/Adolescent intramuscular suspension for injection, Merck, 25U, 0.5 mL single-dose prefilled Luer Lock syringe, 10 count, NDC 00006-4095-02
    • Vaqta Pediatric/Adolescent intramuscular suspension for injection, Merck, 25U, 0.5 mL single dose vial, 10 count, NDC 00006-4831-41

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • GlaxoSmithKline has Havrix adult prefilled syringes on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date.
    • Merck has Vaqta adult formulation 50 U/1 mL vials in 1 count on back order and the company does not expect it will be available in 2018.

Updated

Updated January 10, 2019 by Megan Dryer, PharmD. Created December 13, 2016 by Leslie Jensen, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2019, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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