Preventing hepatitis B infection. Recombivax HB is a vaccine. It works by stimulating the body to produce antibodies against hepatitis B infection.
Recombivax Hb is a vaccine used to prevent infection by the hepatitis B virus. The virus can be responsible for severe cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer. Recombivax Hb is a manmade piece of the virus which does not contain the live virus. This property explains why you cannot get the virus from Recombivax HB vaccine. It is approved for use in individuals of all ages. Babies born to mothers with a history of Hepatitis B infection get the Hepatitis B Vaccination and an injection of the hepatitis B immunoglobulin.