How do you give the HAVRIX vaccine?
HAVRIX will be injected into the upper arm muscle in adults and older children, and into the thigh muscle in infants. For some people with bleeding problems, the dose may need to be given under the skin (subcutaneously). The vaccine should never be given intravenously.
How is HAVRIX administered?
HAVRIX should be administered by intramuscular injection only. HAVRIX should not be administered in the gluteal region; such injections may result in suboptimal response. Do not administer this product intravenously, intradermally, or subcutaneously.
How do you store HAVRIX?
- Keep HAVRIX in the refrigerator stored between +2°C and +8°C. THE PACK SHOULD NEVER BE FROZEN. FREEZING DESTROYS THE VACCINE.
- Keep the vaccine out of the reach of children.
- Keep HAVRIX in the original pack until it is time for it to be given.
How many mL Hep A vaccine?
Primary immunization for children and adolescents (12 months through 18 years of age) consists of a single 0.5-mL dose and a 0.5-mL booster dose administered anytime between 6 and 12 months later.
How often do you get HAVRIX vaccine?
Havrix is given as an injection (shot) into a muscle. You will receive this injection in a doctor’s office or clinic setting. You will most likely receive 2 separate injections of Havrix at 6 to 12 months apart, depending on your exposure or risk of infection.
What is the minimum interval between the first 2 doses of Hep B vaccine?
*The schedule for hepatitis B is flexible, but minimal intervals and minimum ages need to be observed: There should be at least 4 weeks between doses 1 and 2, and at least 8 weeks between doses 2 and 3. The minimum interval for the overall series from dose 1 to final dose is 4 months (16 weeks).
Does HAVRIX contain egg?
Epaxal is the only hepatitis A vaccine that contains egg protein. Consequently, on suspicion of egg allergy, this vaccine should be avoided and another used (e.g. Havrix, Vaqta or Avaxim).
How many mL is HAVRIX?
Primary immunization for adults consists of a single 1-mL dose and a 1-mL booster dose administered anytime between 6 and 12 months later. In adults, the injection should be given in the deltoid region.
What is hep A HAVRIX?
HAVRIX is a vaccine indicated for active immunization against disease caused by hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAVRIX is approved for use in persons 12 months of age and older. Primary immunization should be administered at least 2 weeks prior to expected exposure to HAV.
How long does hepatitis vaccine last?
The vaccine lasts up to 12 months against Hepatitis A. You can also get a booster injection for Hepatitis A after 6–12 months, which will then give up to 20 years of protection.