A 32-year-old member asked:
Vaccine shots; what are the consequences if you get your hepatitis a vaccine but don't get hepatitis b shot?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Immunity only Hep A: If you had 2 shot series for hepatitis a you are immune from that viral illness for life. There is a combination hep a/hep b vaccine but it sounds like you were not offered that choice & were started on hep a vaccine alone. Talk to your provider about adding hep b vaccine series now as a series of three doses.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Can I get hepatitis b vaccine pill?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Hep B vaccine: In the current recommendations, Hepatitis B Vaccine does not come in pill form - only injections.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
At what age should you get an hepatitis b vaccine?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Anytime: The original research on newborn hep b administration was done years ago in hawaii & it was one of the first states to see a decline in hep b disease across the population. It is commonly given now at birth, 1-2 m & 6m during infancy but can be given to older kids at any age. Those who missed the vaccine in childhood should look into it.
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Last updated May 7, 2014
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