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Typhoid Vi Polysaccharide Injectable Vaccine

Last Updated: October 9, 2013
Status: Resolved

Products Affected - Description

Typhim Vi Injection, Sanofi Pasteur

Reason for the Shortage

  • Sanofi Pasteur voluntarily recalled 5 lots of Typhim Vi prefilled syringes and 1 lot of multidose vials in September 2012 due to a concern that these lots may contain lower antigen content.
  • The live, oral typhoid vaccine (Vivotif capsule) is not affected by this shortage. According to CDC, the live, oral typhoid vaccine can be used as an alternative to Typhim Vi injectable vaccine in patients 6 years and older who do not have contraindications to a live vaccine.

Available Products

Typhim Vi Injection, Sanofi Pasteur
25 mcg/0.5 mL, 0.5 mL prefilled syringe (NDC 49281-0790-51)
25 mcg/0.5 mL, 10 mL multidose vial (NDC 49281-0790-20)

Estimated Resupply Dates

Sanofi Pasteur has available Typhim Vi prefilled syringes and 10 mL multidose vials.

Related Shortages


October 9, 2013; September 3, 2013; July 29, 2013; July 9, 2013; May 13, 2013; March 6, 2013; January 25, 2013; November 6, 2012 University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2013, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.