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Is it possible to get hepatitis b with vaccination?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 28 years experience
Yes: About 5% of the us population has a genetic background that makes them unable to respond to the hepatitis b vaccine. If you work in a high risk occupation (like health care) or engage in higher risk behaviors, it is best to have your hepatitis b surface antibody titer checked to make sure you responded. People who don't respond get different management if they have a high risk exposure.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What should I expect from a hepatitis b vaccination?

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Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Hepatitis B: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is fairly benign. It is a 3 dose series with the second dose 1-2 months after the first and the third dose 4-6 months after the second. Side effects are very mild with low grade fever and soreness at the injection site.

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