What are the hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B) vaccine options for adults?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Vaccine options for adults include the following:

  • Heplisav-B (HepB-CpG), a yeast-derived vaccine prepared with a novel adjuvant, administered as a 2-dose series (0, 1 month) [97]  (FDA approved November 2017) [98, 99]  OR
  • Engerix B or Recombivax HB (HepB), administered as a 3-dose  series at 0, 1, and 6 months OR
  • Twinrx, combined hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccine (HepA-HepB), at 0, 1, and 6 months

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