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hepatitis b vaccination for 0, 7 , 21 day schedule - can i actually get my third shot later than the 21st day?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 not maintained unless you get the 3rd.

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Is it of benefit to get hepatitis b vaccination 7 days after suspected exposure. If yes then what tests i need to get done before vaccination?Thanks

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Dr. Jay Park
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HB vaccination plus.: If you had a discrete exposure, you need to a Hepatitis B Immune Globulin plus hb vaccinations.
A 31-year-old member asked:

If i'm on the hepatitis b vaccination for 0, 7 , 21 day schedule - can I have my third shot later than the 21st day?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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 complete the series.

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