Trademark för the first combined hepatitis A and B vaccine, manufactured by the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline

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... HEPATITIS A VACCINE, INACTIVATED; HEPATITIS B VACCINE, RECOMBINANT (Twinrix®) protects against an infection with the hepatitis A and B virus. Both hepatitis A and B virus can seriously affect the liver. Hepatitis A virus 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); or by contact with infected blood or high-risk sexual activity (especially homosexually active males). Hepatitis B virus may be spread by infected mothers to their babies at birth, through sexual activity, and by contact with infected blood or by the sharing of needles. Some persons are at higher risk for Hepatitis A and B infection, so ask your health care prescriber about your need for this vaccine. A series of three injections to normally healthy persons usually provides protection against the hepatitis A and B virus for at least 5 years. ...
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