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what are the hepatitis b vaccination and its advantages and disadvantages

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: The same vaccine is given at 0, 1, and 6 months.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This can be delayed weeks or months and still be effective. You will not have to start over. However, you will not be fully protected until you comple ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
27 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: About 5% of the us population has a genetic background that makes them unable to respond to the hepatitis b vaccine. If you work in a high risk occupa ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
22 years experience Pediatrics
Hepatitis B: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is fairly benign. It is a 3 dose series with the second dose 1-2 months after the first and the third dose 4-6 months after t ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meena Khandelwal
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary care doctor: Or any federal clinic or infectious disease specialist.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
27 years experience Infectious Disease
Already infected?: If someone already has hepatitis b core antibody, they have probably already been infected and vaccination is not helpful. These people need further e ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This booster can be delayed for a considerable period without losing the benefit. I would plan to get it as the long term benefit of the first two is ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b can be a serious infection of your liver. At birth children get the vaccine to protect them for life hopefully. Hepatitis b is mostly spre ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
It depends...: If there is almost no risk (or no risk at all) that a person had gotten hepatitis b in the past, then that person can just get the vaccinations. For a ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
HB vaccination plus.: If you had a discrete exposure, you need to a Hepatitis B Immune Globulin plus hb vaccinations.
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