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Safety in Lactation: Vaccines and antisera

21 September 2020Although vaccines and toxoids (diphtheria and tetanus) are considered to be compatible with breastfeeding, their use should be limited to those situations where there is…
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Refrigerated Storage

Havrix Monodose and Havrix Junior MonodoseGSK

GSK
Havrix Monodose and Havrix Junior Monodose
Suspension for injection in a pre-filled syringe

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:

The vaccine components are stable at temperatures up to 25°C for a cumulative time of 72 hours.

Temperature excursions of 0°C to 2°C do not impact the quality of the product.

The product can be returned to the fridge and no change in expiry dates is required if exposed to the above conditions.

Contact GSK in cases where additional stability data is required. Refer to the electronic medicines compendium (eMC) at https://www.medicines.org.uk for company contact details.

Public Health England has guidance on responding to errors in vaccine storage, handling and administration.

20 December 2021
London MI Service

Vaqta PaediatricMerck Sharp & Dohme Limited

Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited
Vaqta Paediatric
Suspension for injection in a pre-filled syringe or vial

Contact MSD in all cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred. Refer to the electronic medicines compendium (eMC) at https://www.medicines.org.uk for company contact details.

Public Health England has guidance on responding to errors in vaccine storage, handling and administration.

23 February 2022
London MI Service

AvaximSanofi Pasteur

Sanofi Pasteur
Avaxim
Injection, pre-filled syringe

Contact Sanofi Pasteur in all cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred. Refer to the current BNF for company contact details.

Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

Public Health England has guidance on responding to errors in vaccine storage, handling and administration.

21 October 2020
London MI Service

Vaqta AdultMerck Sharp & Dohme Limited

Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited
Vaqta Adult
Suspension for injection in a pre-filled syringe or vial

Contact MSD in all cases where a deviation from the recommended storage conditions has occurred. Refer to the electronic medicines compendium (eMC) at https://www.medicines.org.uk for company contact details.
Public Health England has guidance on responding to errors in vaccine storage, handling and administration.

23 February 2022
London MI Service

Lactation Safety Information

Yes
Inactivated vaccine (monovalent or in combination with hepatitis B or tetanus)
11 September 2020