Twinrix

PATIENT INFORMATION

  • Inform vaccine recipients of the potential benefits and risks of immunization with TWINRIX.
  • Emphasize, when educating vaccine recipients regarding potential side effects, that components of TWINRIX cannot cause hepatitis A or hepatitis B infection.
  • Instruct vaccine recipients to report any adverse events to their healthcare provider.
  • Inform that safety and efficacy have not been established in pregnant women. Register women who receive TWINRIX while pregnant in the pregnancy registry by calling 1-888-452-9622.
  • Give vaccine recipients the Vaccine Information Statements, which are required by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 to be given prior to immunization. These materials are available free of charge at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website (www.cdc.gov/vaccines).

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/29/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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