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

Summary:
Vial of Triple Antigen serum, for prevention of pertussis, diptheria and tetanus. Manufactured by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Ltd, Parkville, Victoria, 1960s
Description:
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

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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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