The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition

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

Page last updated: 30 August 2016

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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 mid-2012 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, 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 National Immunisation Program contains thiomersal.

Table A3.1: Components of vaccines used in the National Immunisation Program
Vaccine component * Vaccine brand Antigen
Albumin/serum Avaxim Hepatitis A (HAV)
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)
4 Aluminium hydroxide Avaxim Hepatitis A (HAV)
Cervarix Human papillomavirus (HPV)
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)
Menjugate Syringe Serogroup C meningococcal conjugate (MenCCV)
5 NeisVac-C Serogroup C meningococcal conjugate (MenCCV)
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
Meningitec Serogroup C meningococcal conjugate (MenCCV)
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
Agrippal
Influenza
Fluarix Influenza
Fluvax Influenza
Influvac Influenza
Vaxigrip Influenza
Formaldehyde Adacel Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (dTpa) reduced antigen
Agrippal Influenza
Avaxim Hepatitis A (HAV)
Boostrix Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (dTpa) reduced antigen
Fluarix 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)
Influvac Influenza
Quadracel Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis (DTPa-IPV)
Vaqta Hepatitis A (HAV) paediatric/adolescent
Vaxigrip Influenza
Gelatin ProQuad Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV)
Varivax Refrigerated Varicella (VV)
Gentamicin Fluarix Influenza
Influvac Influenza
Glutaraldehyde Adacel Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (dTpa) reduced antigen
Quadracel Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis (DTPa-IPV)
Kanamycin Agrippal Influenza
Mannitol Priorix Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
Priorix-tetra Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV)
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) ProQuad Measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV)
Varivax Refrigerated Varicella (VV)
Neomycin Agrippal Influenza
Avaxim Hepatitis A (HAV)
Fluvax 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)
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)
Vaxigrip Influenza
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 Fluvax 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 Agrippal Influenza
Boostrix Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (dTpa) reduced antigen
Fluarix 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)
Influvac Influenza
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
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.