Shortage of adult Hepatitis B Vaccine

2 May 2018

This week, NSW Health sent a fax to GPs (excludes Aboriginal Medical Services) regarding the international shortage of hepatitis B vaccine. Here some key points:

  • There is a continuing international shortage of adult formulation hepatitis B vaccine now affecting supply under the National Immunisation Program across Australia.
  • Check your patient’s vaccination history/serology and don’t repeat prior doses, or vaccinate people who are already immune.
  • Order government funded adult hepatitis B vaccine via your public health unit on 1300 066 055.

Further Information is available pdf here (67 KB)