Varilrix

Varilrix Dosage/Direction for Use

vaccine, varicella-zoster

Manufacturer:

GlaxoSmithKline

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
0.5 ml of reconstituted vaccine contains one immunising dose.
Posology: Healthy subjects: Children 12 months up to and including 12 years of age: Children from the age of 12 months up to and including 12 years of age should receive 2 doses of Varilrix to ensure optimal protection against varicella (see Pharmacology: Pharmacodynamics under Actions).
It is preferable to administer the second dose at least 6 weeks after the first dose but in no circumstances less than 4 weeks.
[Note: Applicable official recommendations may vary regarding the interval between doses and the need for one or two doses of varicella-containing vaccines in children aged 12 months to 12 years].
Adolescents and adults from 13 years of age and above: From 13 years of age and above: 2 doses.
It is preferable to administer the second dose at least 6 weeks after the first dose but in no circumstances less than 4 weeks.
High risk patients: The same schedule described for healthy subjects should be applied for high-risk patients. In these patients, periodic measurement of varicella antibodies after vaccination may be indicated in order to identify those who may benefit from re-vaccination.
Interchangeability: A single dose of Varilrix may be administered to those who have already received a single dose of another varicella-containing vaccine.
A single dose of Varilrix may be administered followed by a single dose of another varicella-containing vaccine.
Method of administration: Varilrix is for subcutaneous administration in the deltoid region or in the anterolateral area of the thigh.
For instructions on reconstitution of the medicinal product before administration see Instructions for Use/Handling under Cautions for Usage.
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