Details for Varivax Refrigerated vaccine and its components.
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
- residual components of MRC-5 cells
Also contains traces of:
- bovine serum
For detailed advice on vaccine dosage, administration, contraindications and precautions, please visit the relevant disease chapter.
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