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Active ingredients: q fever skin test
What it is used for
Q-VAX is indicated for the immunisation of susceptible adults at identifiable risk of infection with Q fever. Abattoir workers (and those closely associated with the meat industry), farmers, veterinarians, stockyard workers, shearers, animal transporters and many others exposed to cattle, sheep or goats or their products should be considered for vaccination. Note: Q fever has also occurred among persons culling and processing kangaroos and laboratory personnel handling potentially infected veterinary specimens, or visiting abattoirs, are at risk.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intradermal.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 2 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.
A clear to slightly opaque, colourless liquid with no particulate matter present
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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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
Q fever - Better Health Channel
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Q fever | National Centre for Farmer Health
Q fever is an infection that produces flu-like symptoms in humans but shows little or no symptoms in animals. Read more...
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Q fever is a disease caused by infection with Coxiella burnetii bacteria. Hundreds of cases of Q fever are notified to Australian health authorities each year, but these are mainly reported in New South Wales and Queensland.
Read more on WA Health website