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Active ingredients: hepatitis a vaccine
What it is used for
AVAXIM is indicated for: Active immunisation against hepatitis A infections in adults and children 2 years and older who are or will be at increased risk of infection: - travellers to areas of moderate or high endemicity for hepatitis A. - visitors to rural and remote indigenous communities. - child day-care and pre-school personnel. - the intellectually disabled and their carers. -health care providers. - sewerage workers. - men who have sex with men. - injecting drug users. - patients with chronic liver disease. - haemophiliacs who may receive pooled plasma concentrates.
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
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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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 a vaccine
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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
Hepatitis A vaccine | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
Information about hepatitis A vaccines, who it is recommended for, how and where to get vaccinated. If you're eligible, you can get the hepatitis A vaccine free under the National Immunisation Program.
Read more on Department of Health and Aged Care website
Travel vaccinations - MyDr.com.au
Travel immunisations are important in pre-trip planning to certain countries. Vaccinations that travellers may need include tetanus and diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid vaccinations.
Read more on myDr website