What is the advantage of a combined hepatitis A virus (HAV)/hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B) vaccine?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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A combined hepatitis A virus (HAV)/HBV vaccine is licensed in many countries and offers the advantage of protection against both of these viruses at the same time. The vaccine seems to be safe, although some questions exist regarding neurologic complications.


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