Hep A vax in short supply

SUPPLIES of hepatitis A vaccine in Australia have been prioritised to “populations most at risk” as the global shortfall in supply continues.

A TGA spokesman said pharmaceutical companies were working to address a shortfall, and supplies of hepatitis B vaccines were not affected.

“There is currently a global shortage of hepatitis A vaccine and pharmaceutical companies are giving priority for vaccines to those populations most at risk of… infection, including cohorts covered under the National Immunisation Program and travellers,” a