Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

how many hep a shots do I need

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say.: All vaccines are designed to stimulate the immune system so there is always some local pain due to the influx of immune type cells. Sometimes a vacci ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
23 years experience Family Medicine
Usually local: Usually pain and mild swelling at the injection site.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Recombivax: Common side effects of Recombivax include nasal congestion, headache, sore throat, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, loose stools, decreased appetite, fever ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Hep B is generally: recommended. It can even be sexually transmitted. Hep A is very contagious, but not very common. If you are traveling overseas, probably recommended ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Ew Christensen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is a good idea to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and B even if you are healthy. Healthy people can still get hepatitis.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
34 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No, the CDC does not recommend that series be restarted. If the vaccine series was interrupted after the first dose, the second dose should be adminis ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Don't start over: When the timing for Hepatitis B vaccine is a bit off, one can just do the second shot and then wait 5 months (or even a few months later) to do the th ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Hepatitis B vaccine: Research has shown that people who are vaccinated against hepatitis B but do not develop measurable antibody usually still are protected. It isn't cer ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
Dose number depends: Usually 3 vaccine doses are needed for full protection. The normal dose schedule is dose one, followed by second dose at least 4 weeks afterwards and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
23 years experience Hepatology
1-2 days: Most of the time, it should not cause any symptoms. Rarely it can cause discomfort for couple days.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Hep A and B vaccines: Hepatitis a and b vaccines are safe and usually do not give adverse reactions other than local redness/tenderness and a feeling of malaise lasting no ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
It is possible: Having 3 doses is the norm, but confirming "immunity" is important. Getting a hep b surface antibody (hepbsab) lets the doctor know you have acquired ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month