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reaction to hepatitis b vaccine medication

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: The majority of people who receive the Hepatitis B Vaccine (65%) do not experience any reactions to it. About 3% of those immunized will develop pain ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Fever and Swelling: The most typical reactions we see to Hep B vaccine are fever and local swelling around the site, within 72 hours of being vaccinated.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Anyone can have a reaction to the vaccines. There have been some reported cases of lupus developing after hep b. There have been reports of increased ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Lifetime protection: Years ago they targeted risk groups for the vaccine & it made no dent in the hep b in the country.In hawaii where it sometimes passed mom to baby, the ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If you do not complete the 3 dose series the effectiveness may wain over time. Since it has only been available since 1986, it may take some time to s ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Hep B vaccine: In the current recommendations, Hepatitis B Vaccine does not come in pill form - only injections.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Shot: 3 shot series over a 6month period.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Cost of HepB VACCINE: The cost varies from state to statein a walk in clinic or health dept average cost is 60 dollars in physician office average cos is 120 dollars and y ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: The material we stock at the office does have an expiration date, otherwise known as a use before date.I sense that is not your question. If you compl ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The shot contains no living material. It is created in the lab and has no potential for causing disease.
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