Vaccine Info

Hepatitis Vaccines

What is Hepatitis?

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections.

When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected.

Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis.

However, hepatitis is often caused by a virus.

There are 5 main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D, and E. These 5 types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread. 

In the United States, the most common types of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.

Hepatitis Vaccines

Engerix-B is a Hepatitis B Vaccine that is a noninfectious recombinant DNA hepatitis B vaccine.

Havrix Hepatitis A Vaccine is indicated for active immunization against disease caused by the hepatitis A virus.

HBAI20 vaccine candidate consists of a standard HBV vaccine to which the AI20 adjuvant is added.

Hecolin is a recombinant vaccine that contains the hepatitis E virus (HEV)-like particles prepared using a recombinant Escherichia coli expression system.

Heplisav-B combines hepatitis B surface antigen with Dynavax's proprietary Toll-like Receptor (TLR), 9 agonist, to enhance the immune response.

Recombivax HB is a recombinant vaccine that contains synthetic Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). 

Sci-B-Vac is a third-generation hepatitis B  trivalent vaccine which mimics all three surface antigens, pre-S1, pre-S2, and S, of the hepatitis B virus

Twinrix Hepatitis Vaccine is indicated for active immunization against disease caused by hepatitis A virus and infection by all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus. 

Updated
08/31/2020 - 09:35