The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition

Appendix 3: Components of vaccines used in the National Immunisation Program

Page last updated: 01 August 2017

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Please note that vaccine manufacture is subject to ongoing refinement and change. Therefore, the information in Table A3.1 may change. This information was current as of early 2017 and has been sourced from the product information (PI) of each vaccine listed. The Therapeutic Goods Administration provides the most current versions of the PI and Consumer Medicines Information (CMI) documents for vaccines (and other medicines).

For vaccines not listed in the National Immunisation Program (NIP), please refer to individual product information leaflet as supplied with the vaccine, or the Handbook chapter pertinent to that vaccine.

None of the vaccines listed on the NIP contains thiomersal.

Table A3.1: Components of vaccines used in the National Immunisation Program
Vaccine component*† Vaccine brand Formulation
Albumin/serum Avaxim Hepatitis A (HAV)
M-M-R II Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
ProQuad Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV)
Quadracel Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis (DTPa-IPV)
Vaqta Hepatitis A (HAV) paediatric/adolescent
Varilrix Varicella (VV)
Varivax Refrigerated Varicella (VV)
Zostavax Varicella-zoster
Aluminium hydroxide Avaxim
Hepatitis A (HAV)
Engerix-B
Hepatitis B (HBV) adult and paediatric
Havrix Junior
Hepatitis A (HAV) paediatric
H-B-Vax II
Hepatitis B (HBV) adult and paediatric
Infanrix IPV
Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis (DTPa-IPV)
Vaqta Hepatitis A (HAV) paediatric/adolescent
Aluminium hydroxide/ phosphate Boostrix Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (dTpa) reduced antigen
Gardasil Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Infanrix hexa Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-hepatitis B-inactivated poliomyelitis- Haemophilus influenzae type b 
(DTPa-hepB-IPV-Hib)
Aluminium phosphate Adacel
Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (dTpa) reduced antigen
Prevenar 13
13-valent pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV)
Quadracel
Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis (DTPa-IPV)
Borax/sodium borate Gardasil Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Vaqta Hepatitis A (HAV) paediatric/adolescent
Egg protein All influenza vaccines 
 
Afluria Quad
Influenza
Fluarix Tetra
Influenza
FluQuadri
Influenza
Formaldehyde Adacel Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (dTpa) reduced antigen
Avaxim Hepatitis A (HAV)
Boostrix Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (dTpa) reduced antigen
Fluarix Tetra Influenza
FluQuadri Influenza
Havrix Junior Hepatitis A (HAV) paediatric
Infanrix hexa Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-hepatitis B-inactivated poliomyelitis- Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTPa-hepB-IPV-Hib)
Infanrix IPV Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis (DTPa-IPV)
Quadracel Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis (DTPa-IPV)
Vaqta Hepatitis A (HAV) paediatric/adolescent
Gelatin (porcine) M-M-R II
Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
ProQuad
Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV)
Varivax Refrigerated
Varicella (VV)
Zostavax
Varicella-zoster
Gentamicin Fluarix Tetra Influenza
Glutaraldehyde Adacel
Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (dTpa) reduced antigen
Quadracel
Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis (DTPa-IPV)
Mannitol Priorix Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
Priorix-tetra Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV)
Varilrix Varicella (VV)
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) ProQuad
Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV)
Varivax Refrigerated
Varicella-zoster
Zostavax
Varicella (VV)
Neomycin Afluria Quad Influenza
Avaxim Hepatitis A (HAV)
Havrix Junior Hepatitis A (HAV) paediatric
Infanrix hexa Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-hepatitis B-inactivated poliomyelitis- Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTPa-hepB-IPV-Hib)
Infanrix IPV Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis (DTPa-IPV)
M-M-R II Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
Priorix Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
Priorix-tetra Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV)
ProQuad Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV)
Quadracel Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis (DTPa-IPV)
Vaqta Hepatitis A (HAV) paediatric/adolescent
Varilrix Varicella (VV)
Varivax Refrigerated Varicella (VV)
Zostavax Varicella-zoster
Phenol Pneumovax 23
23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide (23vPPV)
Phenoxyethanol Adacel Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (dTpa) reduced antigen
Avaxim Hepatitis A (HAV)
Quadracel Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis (DTPa-IPV)
Polymyxin Afluria Quad
Influenza
Infanrix hexa
Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-hepatitis B-inactivated poliomyelitis- Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTPa-hepB-IPV-Hib)
Infanrix IPV
Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis (DTPa-IPV)
Quadracel
Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis (DTPa-IPV)
Polysorbate or sorbitol Boostrix Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (dTpa) reduced antigen
Fluarix Tetra Influenza
Gardasil Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Havrix Junior Hepatitis A (HAV) paediatric
Infanrix hexa Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-hepatitis B-inactivated poliomyelitis- Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTPa-hepB-IPV-Hib)
Infanrix IPV Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis (DTPa-IPV)
M-M-R II Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
Prevenar 13 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV)
Priorix Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
Priorix-tetra Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV)
ProQuad Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV)
Quadracel Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis (DTPa-IPV)
RotaTeq Rotavirus
Varilrix Varicella (VV)
Yeast Engerix-B
Hepatitis B (HBV) adult and paediatric
Gardasil
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
H-B-Vax II
Hepatitis B (HBV) adult and paediatric
Infanrix hexa
Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-hepatitis B-inactivated poliomyelitis- Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTPa-hepB-IPV-Hib)

* If the person to be vaccinated has had an anaphylactic reaction to any of the vaccine components, administration of that vaccine may be contraindicated. Specialist advice should be sought to identify the component and to review if the person can be vaccinated in future.

† Please also refer to Appendix 4 Commonly asked questions about vaccination for more specific information about these various constituents.