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I need to find out if i was vaccinated as a child for hepatitis b. how do i do this?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Labs: Your provider can order blood work, which wiil show if you have been immunized.;.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely: Although the vaccine was approved in 1981, it was not in common use or part of the regular vaccination program until the mid 1990's. With your listed age this would make you a teen and likely missed. If you have an old school shot record it may have it listed, but your doc can do a blood test to see if you have the protective antibody.

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