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Brand name: Vaqta Adult

Vaqta Adult is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) hepatitis a vaccine. On this page you will find out more about Vaqta Adult, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: hepatitis a vaccine

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Vaqta Adult 50 units/mL injection suspension, 1 mL vial

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

VAQTA is indicated for active pre-exposure prophylaxis against disease caused by hepatitis A virus in persons 12 months of age and older. Primary immunisation should be given at least 2 weeks prior to expected exposure to Hepatitis A virus. Individuals who are or will be increased risk of infection include: Travellers to areas of intermediate or high endemicity for hepatitis A. Persons for whom Hepatitis A is an occupational hazard. Employee of child day-care centers. Certain institutional workers (eg. caretakers for the intellectually disabled). Health workers and teachers in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Nursing staff and other health care workers in contact with patients in paediatric wards and infectious disease wards. Sewerage workers. Recipients of blood products. Individuals with chronic liver disease and those who have had a liver transplant. Homosexually active males. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-infected Adults.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Slightly opaque white suspension.
Dosage Form Injection
Route of administration Intramuscular
Medicine schedule
1mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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