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Registered for use in people aged ≥12 months.
Monovalent varicella vaccine
Lyophilised powder in a monodose vial with a pre-filled diluent syringe.
Each 0.5 mL reconstituted dose contains:
- ≥1350 plaque-forming units of live attenuated varicella-zoster virus (Oka/Merck strain)
- 18 mg sucrose
- 8.9 mg hydrolysed porcine gelatin
- 3.6 mg urea
- 0.36 mg monosodium glutamate monohydrate
- residual components of MRC-5 cells
Also contains traces of:
- bovine serum
For Product Information and Consumer Medicine Information about Varivax visit the Therapeutic Goods Administration website.
Additional vaccine information
For detailed advice on vaccine dosage, administration, contraindications and precautions, and variations from product information, please visit the relevant disease chapter/s.