A 22-year-old male asked:
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i i took hepatitis b vaccine the first shot subcutaneously , but my friend told me that it should be given intramuscularly ,what should i do now ?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Complete the course: Complete the series over 6 months. Check an antibody titer at the end of the series. You may need another shot in case your antibody titer is not in a protective range.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
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