The Vaccine Center offers every vaccine available in the United States including Twinrix vaccine. We offer a wide array of employee health, student health, travel health, and laboratory services to individuals, schools, corporations, and other health care organizations.
What is Hepatitis?
Hepatitis A is a viral infection usually transmitted usually by food and water, but rarely can be transmitted through blood. Hepatitis B is a viral infection transmitted through blood and bodily fluids. Both infections affect the liver and can cause yellowing of the skin, abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, dark urine and death on occasion.
Nationwide epidemics of Hepatitis A virus occur in the United States approximately every 10 years. Rates of Hepatitis A infection has steadily been declining since 1995 which is attributed to high vaccination rates.
Rates of Hepatitis B infection in the United States has also been declining due to increased vaccination rates since the 1980s. CDC estimates 5,000-8,0000 individuals become chronically infected with Hepatitis B each year.
Twinrix is a combination vaccine that protects against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. The vaccine is administered into the muscle of the upper arm. Once you have completed the recommended series you are presumed to have lifelong protection against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.
- Twinrix is approved for anyone 18 years or older in the United States.
- Twinrix is recommended for anyone traveling to areas where Hepatitis A or Hepatitis B are endemic.
- Twinrix is recommended for anyone that may come into contact with blood or bodily fluids, ex sex, injectable drugs, tattoos, emergent surgery or accidents that require stitches or blood transfusions.
Twinrix is a 3 shot series given over 6 months, however there is an accelerated schedule over 1 month for last minute travelers! Book your travel consult today!
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The Vaccine Center and Travel Medicine Clinic has ALL the recommended and/or required vaccines needed for your travel:
- Hepatitis A Vaccine
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
- Hepatitis A/B Vaccine
- Influenza Vaccine
- Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
- Meningococcal Vaccine
- Meningococcal (MenB) Vaccine
- MMR Vaccine
- Pneumococcal Vaccine
- Polio Vaccine
- Rabies Vaccine
- TD/Tdap (Tetanus) Vaccine
- Typhoid IM Vaccine
- Typhoid Pills Vaccine
- Varicella Vaccine
- Yellow Fever Vaccine
- Zostavax Vaccine
- Gardasil (HPV) Vaccine