Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccines

Janessa M. Smith, PharmD, BCPS, Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D.
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VACCINE TYPE

  • Recombivax HB: recombinant vaccine produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker’s yeast).
  • Engerix-B: recombinant vaccine, also produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
  • Twinrix: bivalent vaccine providing protection against both hepatitis A and B: HAV (720 ELISA units/mL) and HBV (20mcg HBsAg/mL).
  • Comvax: bivalent vaccine providing protection against both Haemophilus influenzae typeb and hepatitis B virus (no longer available in the U.S.)

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Last updated: April 6, 2016

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