If a person receiving a solid organ transplant is seronegative for hepatitis B, they are recommended to receive hepatitis B vaccine before transplantation. This is because they may be at increased risk of infection from the transplanted organ.9
The combination hepatitis A-hepatitis B vaccine may be appropriate for people who are about to receive a liver transplant if they are not immune to either disease. This is because they have an increased risk of hepatitis B and/or severe liver disease after hepatitis A and B. The combination hepatitis A-hepatitis B vaccine is usually given in 3 doses using Twinrix (720/20). See Table. Combination hepatitis A-hepatitis B vaccines.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.