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How long does the hep b vaccine last

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Lifelong: Some experts recommend a single booster injection after 10 years or more. But it probably isn't necessary.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: Failure to complete the primary series does increase risk that a protective level of antibody was not/is not present (10mIu/ml). However, that level i... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Oh
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Nothing is 100%: The vaccine for Hep B is about 90% effective. It is thought to last as long as 22 years. That being said, it covers all subtypes of Hep B and is worth... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hepatitis B Vaccine: “The vaccine is 80% to 100% effective in preventing infection or clinical hepatitis in those who receive the complete vaccine series.” REF: https://w... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
Possibly: The incidence of hbsag positivity after hbv vaccination with recombinant hbsag is low and depends on the assay being used. In one study, 5% of vaccin... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
You heard wrong: There are no medical treatments, vaccines, or illnesses that have any proved effect on HIV test reliability, and the hepatitis B vaccine certainly can... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say : From the description of the pain the injection may have come close to a nerve. I would expect the effect to resolve within 3 days as it likely relates... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
At birth,2&6months: All children are given first dose after birth, second at 1month and third at 5-6 month age adults or children who were not immunised may be given hep... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Nothing except....: Nothing other than you have no added immune protection against the disease.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Hep B vaccine: Hepatitis b vaccine prevents one from developing hepatitis when exposed to the hepatitis b virus.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
I'm sorry to hear it: They shouldn't be. It's a safe and highly effective vaccine. Everyone should be vaccinated.

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