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Supply updates

Last updated 4th October 2021

We commit to ensuring the quality, safety and reliable supply of our products. If the supply of our medicines or vaccines is disrupted in Australia we will publish details here.

At this unprecedented time, we are actively managing our global supply chains to minimise potential disruption, and we are monitoring the situation closely. We will put the needs of patients first at all times.

At present, with the exception of specific supply disruptions as outlined below, we have adequate stock in place in Australia.

 

Kozenis (Tafenoquine)

Kozenis (Tafenoquine) a medicine used to treat infection with Plasmodium vivax malaria, will be unavailable from late April, 2021 until November, 2021 when it is resupplied.  Alternate medicines continue to be available, and we do not anticipate there to be a major impact to patients.

 

Priorix Tetra (measles, mumps, rubella and varicella or MMRV) vaccine. 

We are currently experiencing a supply shortage of Priorix Tetra vaccine, (live, attenuated), and are currently diverting all of our private market supplies to government programs.  We expect this outage to last until mid-August 2021. An alternative vaccine remains available in the private market and therefore we do not anticipate significant impacts for patients. For further questions, please contact your healthcare provider. 

 

Varilrix 

GSK will be experiencing a shortage of Varilrix (live varicella vaccine) in the private market from mid-November 2021 until mid-January 2022. We are currently working on ways to expedite shipments to Australia, and in the meantime, we understand that an alternate varicella vaccine remains available in the private market. We do not anticipate significant impacts for patients. For further questions, please contact your healthcare provider. 

 

Ventolin Syrup (salbutamol 2mg/5mL (as sulfate) sugar free oral liquid bottle)

We are currently experiencing a shortage of Ventolin Syrup. We expect this outage to last until the end of October 2021. Alternatives remain available at pharmacy. For further questions, please contact your healthcare provider.

 

 

Please visit the TGA website for ongoing updates to supply.

For more information on GSK's medicines or vaccines, please contact GSK medical information on 1800 033 109.