Human Zoster Immunoglobulin
For more information about Zoster Immunoglobulin-VF, please visit the
Australian Red Cross Blood Servicewebsite
NHMRC website to obtain the Immunisation handbook
Zoster Immunoglobulin-VF is a preparation of human immunoglobulin for intramuscular administration.
Zoster Immunoglobulin-VF is prepared from blood obtained from voluntary and non-remunerated (unpaid) donors. Zoster Immunoglobulin-VF contains proteins called antibodies which can provide protection against the zoster virus that causes chickenpox and shingles.
It is used to help prevent chickenpox and shingles in people who are susceptible to viral infections (especially those with a weak immune system) and who come into contact with an infected person.
Zoster Immunoglobulin-VF is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
Who is this information for?
This information is relevant in Australia and is intended for health care professionals or people who have been prescribed this product.
Consumer Medicine Information
The Consumer Medicine Information is a leaflet written for people who have been prescribed Zoster Immunoglobulin-VF, and contains information about the medicine including:
- What Zoster Immunoglobulin-VF is used for
- How Zoster Immunoglobulin-VF works
- How Zoster Immunoglobulin-VF is given
- Side effects
- Further Information
Zoster Immunoglobulin-VF Consumer Medicine Information (PDF, 0.03MB)
Product Information contains information to ensure the safe and effective use of a medicine. This document is approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and made available by CSL for you if you are a:
- qualified healthcare professional; or
- consumer, provided you have read the Consumer Medicine Information for the product; want further information on the product; and agree to consult with your healthcare professional if you have any questions in relation to the Product Information.
Zoster Immunoglobulin-VF Product Information (PDF, 0.06MB)
Last Updated: 30/12/2012