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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes,but: It would likely not add much to your immunity. The full 3 dose primary series appears to be adequate for long term protection.An extra dose would not ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: I assume you mean hepatitis b vaccine. Additional doses will not hurt you and may boost your protection some. In most this would be unnecessary if you ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Worldwide hep a is very common: usually short term, 1% fatality; bad food/h2o; preventible. Hep b common in far east, other; can cause chronic diseas ... Read More
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The prevalence of hepatitis c infection in us is estimated at 1.3% (approximately 3.2 million people) compared to 0.1% for hepatitis b.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Noel Alonso
23 years experience Pediatrics
Hepatitis vax: Hepatitis a vaccine protection is thought to last up to 10 years before a booster series is given. Hepatitis b vaccine is thought to confer protection ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Hep a &b vaccines: Hepatitis b vaccine is good for at least 25 years as we know now if you had successful series of three vaccines and same will hold true for hep a vacc ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies: Immunization should normally protect you for life, but in some individuals, the immunity fades away, in this case a booster shot may be needed, othe ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Resume the series: Failure to complete the series just increases your risk that you are not protected from the disease for a long term.You can continue the series withou ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Hep A and B vaccines: Yes, it is very safe to receive both vaccines at the same time. There is a preparation that combines the 2 vaccines into one shot, thus saving you pai ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No reason not to: The present form of the vaccine was not available to infants born in the 60's, but i see no reason for them not to get it. In fact, i believe it is r ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
22 years experience Pediatrics
Likely a lifetime: This question has many variables, but our clinical and scientific/experimental experience with these vaccines suggests that life-long immunity is like ... Read More

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