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A 37-year-old member asked:

are the hepatitis b vaccination series a couple of different shots?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: The same vaccine is given at 0, 1, and 6 months.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get hepatitis b with vaccination?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Infectious Disease 27 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.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What should I expect from a hepatitis b vaccination?

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Dr. Alissa Zenack
Pediatrics 22 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.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What side effects are commonly associated with a hepatitis b vaccination?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Minor discomfort: Fever, usually a low degree, and local reaction such as pain at the injection site.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Need expert advice! where should I go to get a hepatitis b vaccination?

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Dr. Meena Khandelwal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Primary care doctor: Or any federal clinic or infectious disease specialist.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What to do about hepatitis b vaccination - gap more than one month for second dose ?

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Dr. Maya Haasz
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Hep B vaccine: You can still get the next dose, no problem. You do not have to start the series again.

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