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Supply of venom immunotherapy products: honey bee, paper wasp and yellow jacket

December 2018

Please find below an update of venom immunotherapy product availability in Australia:

  • Honey Bee venom - Hymenoptera Honey Bee venom is in stock
  • Paper Wasp venom - A limited quantity of Hymenoptera Paper Wasp venom is now available in Australia. A further shipment has already arrived in Australia and will be available for orders from mid-January 2019.
  • Yellow Jacket venom - Hymenoptera Yellow Jacket venom is in stock in Australia

For any further assistance, please contact Stallergenes Greer according to the information set out below:

  • For orders or status of orders, please contact DHL on 1800 077 421 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • For medical information enquiries, please contact Dr. Martin Rees (APAC Regional Medical Director) on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • To report adverse events, please contact Stallergenes Greer on 1800 824 166 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For guidance on how to make decisions about the appropriate care for patients currently receiving venom immunotherapy, and measures to avoid interruptions to therapy in high-risk patients, you may wish to refer to the:

Read more: Insect Allergy

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