You should not receive Engerix-B if you have ever had a serious reaction to it, to any component of the vaccine (including yeast), or to any other hepatitis B vaccine.
Precautions and Warnings With Engerix-B: Final Thoughts
There are a number of situations in which Engerix-B should not be given, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before receiving this vaccination. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Engerix-B warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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Engerix-B [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline; 2009 August.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vaccine information statement: hepatitis B vaccine (7/18/07). CDC Web site. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/Pubs/vis/downloads/vis-hep-b.pdf. Accessed September 2, 2009.
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