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Vaccine Vial - Triple Antigen, circa 1960s Object Reg. No: HT 3271

Vial of Triple Antigen serum, for prevention of pertussis, diptheria and tetanus. Manufactured by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Ltd, Parkville, Victoria, 1960s
Glass vial, empty, with paper label. Metal lid has red rubber section allows access for hypodermic needle.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 3.30 cm (Height), 1.50 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, vaccines
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Label: TRIPLE ANTIGEN/For Prevention of Pertussis,/Diptheria and Tetanus./0.01% Thiomersal added./ Vol. 0.5mL Batch 012/ Com. Serum Labs., Melb., Aust.
Maker: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960


margot porter Posted on 24 Feb 2010 3:54 PM
when was the triple antigen vaccine introduced to Australia. I sthis the one that containe thimeranol which has been linked to autism or is it the M/M/R vaccine
Discovery Centre Posted on 28 Feb 2010 5:12 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Margot,

according to the CSL’s timeline (available on their website), they first produced the triple antigen vaccine in 1953.

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