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What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis b vaccine?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 32 years experience
See below:: The majority of people who receive the Hepatitis B Vaccine (65%) do not experience any reactions to it. About 3% of those immunized will develop pain and tenderness where the shot was given; low-grade fever occurs in about 1% to 6% of vaccine recipients. Serious reactions are "extremely rare." in far less than 1 out of 10, 000 shots given, or about .001%, a serious allergic reactions may occur.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for reaction to hepatitis b vaccine?

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Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Probably ibuprofen: It depends on the reaction. The most common reactions to vaccination are fever, fussiness, and muscle soreness. These are all normal and not a cause for alarm. Treat with Ibuprofen if needed for a couple of days and they will go away. If it's a more serious reaction, call your doctor.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Hepatitis b vaccine/how is it given?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Shot: 3 shot series over a 6month period.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Hepatitis b vaccine is wearing off, what to do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Get a booster: If you have concerns about waning immunity, you can receive a booster dose.If you had the primary series or part of it, this will help.
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Can hepatitis b vaccine cause hepatitis b?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No: The shot contains no living material. It is created in the lab and has no potential for causing disease.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is in the hepatitis b vaccine? How does it work?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Proteins: It works by including one of the viral surface proteins. This causes one's immune system to react and create protective antibodies for the hepatitis b virus. It takes several of the vaccines to get the adequate amount of antibody necessary to protect from disease. Great Question!

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