Drug Shortage Report for PNEUMOVAX 23

Last updated on 2018-07-11 History
Report ID 49957
Drug Identification Number 00431648
Brand name PNEUMOVAX 23
Common or Proper name (pneumococcal vaccine, polyvalent)
Company Name MERCK CANADA INC
Active Ingredient(s) PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 14 PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 18C PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 19F PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 23F PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 4 PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 6B PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 9V PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 3 PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 5 PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 7F PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 1 PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 2 PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 8 PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 9N PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 10A PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 11A PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 12F PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 15B PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 17F PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 19A PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 20 PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 22F PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE SEROTYPE 33F
Strength(s) 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG
Dosage form(s) SOLUTION
Route of administration INTRAMUSCULAR SUBCUTANEOUS
Packaging size 1 dose vial
ATC code J07AL
ATC description BACTERIAL VACCINES
Reason for shortage Other (Please describe in comments)
Anticipated start date 2018-07-23
Actual start date
Estimated end date 2018-08-03
Actual end date 2018-07-11
Shortage status Avoided shortage
Updated date 2018-07-11
Company comments Limited supply available (lots with less than 12 months dating). Supply is available in 10x image.
Health Canada comments
Contact Address 16750 ROUTE TRANSCANADIENNE
KIRKLAND, QUEBEC
CANADA H9H 4M7
Company contact information 1-800-567-2594 medinfocanada@merck.com

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