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Why would i not respond to 4 measles vaccines and 4 hepatitis b vaccines?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Hep B non-responders: 5-15% of people do not develop the appropriate antibodies following the 3 vaccine series for Hepatitis B. If the series is repeated and there is again no response (30-50% of people WILL respond after a second series), the person is considered a 'nonresponder'. Nonresponders should be counseled about Hep B transmission and offered HBIG if exposed. A similar immunologic response occurs with MMR

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