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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

VarilrixGSK

GSK
Varilrix
Powder and solvent for solution for injection

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

Stability data indicate that the vaccine components are stable at temperatures up to 25°C for a cumulative time of 72 hours.

Temperature excursions down to -20°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

VarivaxMerck Sharp & Dohme Limited

Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited
Varivax
Powder and solvent for suspension for injection

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
Live attenuated vaccines
16 September 2020