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Active ingredients: hepatitis b vaccine
What it is used for
For use in the immunisation against infection caused by all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus. INDICATIONS AS AT 17 NOVEMBER 2000: H-B-Vax II is indicated for immunisation against infection caused by all known subtypes of Hepatitis B virus. Adolescent vaccination is not necessary for children who have received a primary course of hepatitis B vaccine. Vaccination is recommended in adults who are at substantial risk of hepatitis B virus infection and have demonstrated or judged to be susceptible. Vaccination of individuals who have antibodies against hepatitis B virus from a previous infection is not necessary.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Slightly opalescent white liquid
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient hepatitis b vaccine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
National Immunisation Program Schedule | Australian Government Department of Health
The National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule is a series of immunisations given at specific times throughout your life. The immunisations range from birth through to adulthood. If you stay on track with your immunisation schedule, the vaccines are free under the NIP.
Read more on Department of Health website