21 Apr 2015

GSK re-introduces typhoid-containing vaccines

News for health professionals on typhoid-containing vaccine availability

In 2011 GSK suspended production of Typherix (Typhoid, Polysaccharide vaccine) and Hepatyrix  (Hepatitis A (inactivated) due to manufacturing capacity constraints. These vaccines are now available again.

All queries relating to the supply of these products should be directed to GlaxoSmithKline.

Information about alternative hepatitis A and typhoid vaccine products, available from other manufacturers, is available from the electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC).

Changes to the Country Information pages: Tuberculosis

NaTHNaC has reviewed and updated the tuberculosis (TB) country specific information in order to provide up-to-date recommendations for travellers and travel health professionals Read more

Monkeypox cases in UK (ex Nigeria)

Two cases of monkeypox have been diagnosed in England Read more

Extensively drug-resistant typhoid fever in Pakistan

An outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever has been reported in Pakistan Read more

Polio: Public Health Emergency of International Concern

An update on the polio Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) Read more
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