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A 34-year-old member asked:

Why might someone get the hepatitis vaccine more than once?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Standard practice: I know of no hepatitis vaccine that provides long term protection in a single dose. All are given as a series of at least 2 doses.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

For what reason would someone get the hepatitis vaccine more than once?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
That is how it works: The available vaccines for hepatitis a and b are both given as a series of shots.Extra doses complete the work of building long term immunity that would otherwise fade quickly after one dose.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Where can I get a hepatitis vaccine?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
See below: Hepatitis a & b vaccines are provided at any primary care doctors' office or at city health department.
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