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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can i get hepatitis b vaccine pill?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Hep B vaccine: In the current recommendations, Hepatitis B Vaccine does not come in pill form - only injections.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: There are oral medicines that can be used to treat the virus but the vaccine is only injectable

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A 38-year-old member asked:

At what age should you get an hepatitis b vaccine?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Anytime: The original research on newborn hep b administration was done years ago in hawaii & it was one of the first states to see a decline in hep b disease across the population. It is commonly given now at birth, 1-2 m & 6m during infancy but can be given to older kids at any age. Those who missed the vaccine in childhood should look into it.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to get a hepatitis b vaccine while pregnant?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: This vaccine is not made from live virus and is ok to receive while pregnant.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Vaccine shots; what are the consequences if you get your hepatitis a vaccine but don't get hepatitis b shot?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Immunity only Hep A: If you had 2 shot series for hepatitis a you are immune from that viral illness for life. There is a combination hep a/hep b vaccine but it sounds like you were not offered that choice & were started on hep a vaccine alone. Talk to your provider about adding hep b vaccine series now as a series of three doses.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Do most hospitals and clinics require you to get a hepatitis b vaccine?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Hep B vaccine: Not if you do not work there. Only employees who work in hospitals and clinics are required to take the vaccine to prevent them from getting it from an infected patient.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Hepatitis b vaccine/how is it given?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Shot: 3 shot series over a 6month period.

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