Avaxim, an inactivated hepatitis A virus vaccine: purified sterile suspension for i.m injection. Avaxim, adult dose contains 160 units of viral antigens in 0.5ml ampoule; child dose contains 80 units of viral antigens in 0.5ml ampoule. Dosage & admin: Adults and adolescents from 16 years onwards- a single dose of 'Avaxim'
160 units (0.5ml dose) is used for primary immunisation.
Children & adolescents from age between 1 to
15 years- a single dose of 'Avaxim' 80 units (0.5ml dose) is used for primary immunisation, a booster dose is recommeded at any time between 6 and 12 months after the primary immunisation, in order to ensure long term protection.
'Avaxim' is administered by i.m injection. The site of injection is the deltoid region in adults and older children, and antero-lateral part of the thigh in young children. The vaccine shou¬ld not be administered in the gluteal region. The vaccine should not be administered subcutaneously or intradermally since administration by these routes may result in a less than optimal anti-HAV antibody response. 'Avaxim' should under no circumstances be administered intravenously.
Avaxim 160 amp x l's pack: 1275.55 MRP
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