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Length of time vaccines are effective for



Hepatitis A (Avaxim, Havrix, Vaqta) series of 2 lifetime

Hepatitis B (Engerix, Recombivax) series 3 lifetime

Hepatitis A & B (Twinrix) series  3 (as above)

Typhoid injectable (Typhim Vi) 3 years protection

Typhoid Oral (vivotif)  5-7 years protection

Meningococcal vaccine (Menatra, Menevo) 5 years protection

Japanese Encephalitis series 2 3years, boosters 3 yrs

Rabies series of 3 doses life (2 post bite doses needed)

Yellow fever  Now valid for life (was10 years)

Tetanus diphtheria and polio (TdP) 10 years protection

Mumps Measles Rubella (MMR) 2 doses lifetime

Vivaxim (1dose Hep A -1 dose Typhoid) same as individual

Twinrix a4ch  2 adult twinrix 6months apart instead of 3 children's