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Would a hepatitis b vaccine be necessary for a person?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
No: The person should now be immune.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Hepatitis b vaccine/how is it given?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 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 46 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.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can a hepatitis b vaccine war off?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: If you do not complete the 3 dose series the effectiveness may wain over time. Since it has only been available since 1986, it may take some time to see if it has a lifelong benefit.
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A 20-year-old male asked:

Can hepatitis b vaccine cause hepatitis b?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 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 26 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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