What is hepatitis B vaccine recombinant?

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The hepatitis B vaccine recombinant is a vaccine containing inactivated hepatitis B virus particles that were produced using a recombinant DNA process in yeast. The vaccine stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies against the hepatitis B virus which protects against infection. Hepatitis B infection causes a potentially fatal liver disease that is spread through the blood. The vaccine is available under the brand names Engerix-B and Recombivax HB.

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