Trademark for a Hepatitis A Vaccine, made by the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline

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... HEPATITIS A VACCINE, INACTIVATED (Havrix®, VAQTA®) protects against an infection with the hepatitis A virus. This virus can affect the liver and is common in countries where there is poor sanitation and low standards of hygiene. Hepatitis A is passed by personal contact; through drinking infected water; eating infected food (especially raw or undercooked seafood); by the reuse of injection needles; and through high-risk sexual activity (especially homosexually active males). Immunization is recommended for persons living in, or traveling to, a high risk area for hepatitis A infection; military personnel; native peoples of Alaska and the Americas; users of illegal drugs; people engaging in high risk sexual activity; and certain workers in institutions. A single dose of hepatitis A vaccine will give protection. A booster dose 6 to 12 months after the initial dose will give extra protection. Generic hepatitis A vaccine is not yet available. ...
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