Hep A vaccine supply back on track

But other vaccine shortages are likely to continue

Wholesale supply of hepatitis A vaccines is returning to normal after a prolonged shortage that has left pharmacists scrabbling to find stock for customers.

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However, supply of some brands of hepatitis B and combined vaccines look set to continue into next year.

Anthony Tassone, Pharmacy Guild Victoria president, said some brands of adult and junior hepatitis A were back in stock with the major wholesalers.

He had experienced shortages in his own pharmacy over the past months and had received anecdotal reports about the impact from Guild members.