Information for Vaccine Recipients: Vaccine recipients should be informed by their healthcare provider of the potential benefits and risks of immunization with TWINRIX (hepatitis a inactivated & hepatitis b (recombinant) vaccine) . When educating vaccine recipients regarding potential side effects, clinicians should emphasize that components of TWINRIX (hepatitis a inactivated & hepatitis b (recombinant) vaccine) cannot cause hepatitis A or hepatitis B infection.
Vaccine recipients should be instructed to report any severe or unusual adverse reactions to their healthcare provider.
The vaccine recipients should be given 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 CDC website (www.cdc.gov/nip). The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) toll-free number is 1-800-822-7967. Reporting forms may also be obtained at the VAERS website at www.vaers.hhs.gov.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/30/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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