Twinrix Vaccination We’ll help keep you safe at home or abroad. Book your visit online today! Twinrix Vaccine: Protection against Hepatitis A and B Nationwide Travel Health Services Questions? Contact Us Today Twinrix Vaccines Available Online Booking Options What is the Twinrix Vaccine? Twinrix is a combination vaccine protecting against both hepatitis A and B. The vaccine derives its name from Havrix (hepatitis A vaccine) and Engerix-B (hepatitis B vaccine) which were the basis for Twinrix. It is administered on the same schedule as hepatitis B and provides the same protection as both vaccines. Since its introduction in 1997, Twinrix has become increasingly popular. Travelers only need to receive a single – three dose vaccine instead of two seperate immunizations. This saves individuals time and money. What is Hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. Unlike other forms of hepatitis, A is not a life-long infection. The majority of infections are in travelers. The virus spreads through contaminated food and water. It is found in some of the most popular destinations like Mexico, Brazil and South Africa. But, a few hundred cases occur every year in the United States. Make sure you’re protected at home and abroad with a vaccine against this disease. Hepatitis A vaccination recommended for food service, healthcare and other fields where the infection could easily spread. Many hepatitis A outbreaks are linked to food service workers having the disease or not following proper precautions. Visit our hepatitis A page to learn more. What is Hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is another liver infection. But, unlike A, it is transmitted through blood, blood products and body fluids. HBV is most often spread through contaminated needles, sex or poor medical or dental hygiene practices. It is believed up to 250 million people have chronic hepatitis B. The virus affects the liver after a 90 day incubation period. Because of the long timeframe, travelers can return home not knowing they were infected. Be sure to take precautions including vaccination. Individuals working in healthcare or occupationally hazardous fields are at an increased risk. This includes nurses, some industrial jobs and hospitality workers. Vaccination may be required as part of employment protocol. Customer Reviews Passport Health Twinrix (Hepatitis A & B) Vaccination Overall rating: 5 stars – 8 reviews ❮❯ ★★★★★ “Booster Time““passport health is a great operation. They did our immunization last year for travel to South Africa and Zimbabwe. We needed shots for hepatitis A and B and thanks to their system they reminded me otherwise I would have forgotten. Staff are super friendly and interested to hear about travel experiences :)” Submitted by: Jennifer ★★★★★ “Travel with the Pros““Excellent comprehensive knowledge and support. I am pretty much ready for the world now. Just got back from Chad, lots of problems for those who are not prepared. Malaria, typhoid, yellow fever, hepatitis, polio, etc., etc. so it is great to be on top of my vaccination card. Thanks Passport Health!” Submitted by: John ★★★★★ “Both Locations were Great!““I was visiting my daughter in Scottsdale for 8 weeks and I needed to get my shots for a Mission trip I am taking to the Dominican Republic this month (Feb). The office there had no problem giving me what I required and was sure to tell me about the second shot I needed for HEP A&B and explained how to take the malaria & typhoid pills. When I returned home I went to Fairlawn to get the follow up shot required. I will return there for the third one in 5 months. Everyone I came in contact with was very helpful, pleasant and prompt.” Submitted by: Linda ★★★★★ “Honest and quick““Discussed our various options for the trip to Dominican Republic with the RN. Because we had traveled to Roatan just the year before and had used Passport Health, our records were complete so visit went smoothly. Got our 2nd Twinrix shot and prescriptions for malaria and travelers intestinal issues. I’m concerned about the chica virus, but will use mosquito spray liberally and hope for the best.” Submitted by: Bonnie ★★★★★ “Excellent service!““Very friendly, professional staff; spotless office; patient in answering questions; the person administering the shots (Typhoid fever, Twinrix- Hep A & B) EXCELLENT, thorough, well-trained. I always dreaded shots, not anymore. Feel well-prepared for one week trip to Haiti. THANK YOU!” Submitted by: Lloyd ★★★★★ “Excellent Experience!““This is a wonderful place to go for shots. I went for my 3rd booster for Twinrix, Hep A and B, after my trip to China.. Great service, friendly LVN, can answer any questions.” Submitted by: Kay ★★★★★ “Quick Shot““I had dose #2 of the Twinrix (Hep A/B) vaccine today. Was in and out quickly. Service was excellent, and it was nice that my nurse had been to Peru already and had a few tips to share.” Submitted by: Brandon ★★★★★ “Very Encouraging Experience““I stopped by to get my last Twinrix, Hep A and B, shot. It was after my trip to India and Philippines. We had a nice conversation about how the trip went and – did we get sick or experience other travelers illnesses. No – we did not. I appreciated the advice I got before the trip on what to eat, not eat – watch out for certain animals, etc. All turned out to be good recommendations.” Submitted by: Michael Visit our hepatitis B page to learn more. Will I Need Twinrix Booster Shots? Like the hepatitis A and B vaccines, Twinrix does require booster shots to be fully effective. One booster is needed at a month and another after six months. Twinrix booster vaccines are not needed in order to travel as the vaccine is effective within two weeks of the first dose. But, the injections should be given for lifetime immunity to both hepatitis A and B. Where Can I Get the Twrinrix Vaccine? Twinrix is available at all Passport Health clinics. Call or book online now to schedule your appointment today.