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A 29-year-old member asked:

How do i know if i need a hepatitis b vaccine?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 41 years experience
VIS Statement : There is a vaccine information statement put out by the cdc that lists it's indications. As a pediatrician , i think everyone should get the vaccine. It is universally recommended for everyone under age 19 and for many categories of others including those with more than one sex partner, household contacts of people with hepatitis b, people with chronic renal or liver disease and other categories.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Hepatitis b vaccine/how is it given?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
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?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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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A 20-year-old male asked:

Can hepatitis b vaccine cause hepatitis b?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
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?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
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!
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is there a vaccine for hepatitis b?

10 doctor answers19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Yes: 3 shots are needed.

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