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Brand name: Q-Vax Skin Test TM

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

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intradermal
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Refrigerate
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

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 Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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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

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