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by getting the twinrix vaccine for hepatitis a&b, does this make you immune to both, which means you are protected from getting either of the viruses?

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Twinrix Vaccine: Yes. Two viruses one shot to begin getting immune to both. Ingenious.
Answered on Apr 12, 2013
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