Can TWINRIX be given to kids?
Yes. The standard children’s TWINRIX schedule for adolescents, children, and infants ages 1-18 years uses the TWINRIX Junior vaccine and requires 3 doses over a span of 6 months. You choose the date for the first dose.
What is the schedule for hepatitis B vaccine for children?
The hepatitis B vaccine is given as a series of three shots. The first dose is given within 24 hours of birth. The second dose is given one to two months after the first dose, and the third dose is given between 6 months and 18 months of age.
What age can you get TWINRIX?
The Twinrix® 19 yrs of age and older / Twinrix® Junior dosing schedule involves boosters at 1 and 6 months after the first dose; over 95% of people are protected against hepatitis A & B one month after the second dose. For Twinrix® ages 1 to 15 yrs, there is a single booster 6 to 12 months after the first dose.
Are 2 doses of TWINRIX enough?
It should be noted that two doses of the combined vaccine will protect almost 100% against HA but result in protective anti-HBs antibodies level in 50%–95% of individuals. Higher rates of seroprotection may be achieved when three doses of vaccine or accelerated schedule are given to travelers before travel.
What is TWINRIX Paediatric?
Twinrix Paediatric is a vaccine, which is available as a suspension for injection. It contains inactivated (killed) hepatitis A viruses and parts of the hepatitis B virus as active substances.
What is the dosing schedule for TWINRIX?
Standard dosing schedule consists of 3 doses (1-mL each), given intramuscularly at 0, 1, and 6 months. Alternatively, an accelerated schedule of 4 doses (1-mL each), given intramuscularly on Days 0, 7, and 21 to 30 followed by a booster dose at Month 12 may be used.
Is TWINRIX 2 or 3 doses?
What is TWINRIX Junior?
TWINRIX is a combination vaccine used to prevent hepatitis A and hepatitis B infection. The vaccine works by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against these diseases. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B are infectious diseases, which cause the liver to be become inflamed (swollen).
How often is TWINRIX given?
How far apart should TWINRIX be given?
Standard TWINRIX dosing is 3 vaccine doses over a span of 6 months. You choose the date for the first dose. The second dose is 1 month after the first and the last dose is 6 months after the first.