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A 24-year-old male asked:

What probabilty do i have to get hepatitis b if i am vaccinated?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Fairly low: If you are vaccinated and you have positive titers, you will be immune to hepatitis b. That being said, there is a rare chance (increased if you are older or immunocompromised) that the immunization won't "stick". If you are in a high risk situation, i would get your titers checked.

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A 24-year-old male asked:

Can i get hepatitis b even if I am vaccinated?

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Where could I get vaccinated for hepatitis B? Whom could I consult about this with?

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What happens if you were vaccinated for hepatitis b, what are your chances of getting chronic hepatitis?

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Can someone not vaccinated get hepatitis b from blood on utensils?

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How do I get testing for hepatitis b?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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See doc or donate BL: Virtually any doc can run the tests on you. Also, if you go to donate blood, you will be checked.

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