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Is there a vaccine for hepatitis b?

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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Hepatitis b is caused by a virus.
Like many viruses, measles, mumps, rubella for instance, an effective vaccine is available. The vaccine for hepatitis b requires 3 injections, spread out over several months to result in immunity to hep b. If the initial series of injections are not effective, then booster shots are often given.

In brief: Yes

Hepatitis b is caused by a virus.
Like many viruses, measles, mumps, rubella for instance, an effective vaccine is available. The vaccine for hepatitis b requires 3 injections, spread out over several months to result in immunity to hep b. If the initial series of injections are not effective, then booster shots are often given.
Dr. Latisha Smith
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Dr. Tasleyma Sattar
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The Hepatitis B Vaccine is given as a 3 shot series and can be started at any age.
There is also a vaccine for hepatitis a, but none for hepatitis c.

In brief: Yes

The Hepatitis B Vaccine is given as a 3 shot series and can be started at any age.
There is also a vaccine for hepatitis a, but none for hepatitis c.
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Dr. Scott Williamson
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The vaccine for hepatitis b is a three shot series you should be able to get from your physician.

In brief: Yes

The vaccine for hepatitis b is a three shot series you should be able to get from your physician.
Dr. Scott Williamson
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The Hepatitis B Vaccine is a safe vaccine that was developed over 20 years ago.
It is a series of 3 shots given over 6 months and the shots can be started in newborns. Once you have completed the series, you will have life-long immunity. This is now a vaccination that is required of school aged children.

In brief: Yes

The Hepatitis B Vaccine is a safe vaccine that was developed over 20 years ago.
It is a series of 3 shots given over 6 months and the shots can be started in newborns. Once you have completed the series, you will have life-long immunity. This is now a vaccination that is required of school aged children.
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It is recommended that the first dose be given at birth.

In brief: Yes

It is recommended that the first dose be given at birth.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It is a 3 shot series typically given at 0, 1 and 6 months apart.

In brief: Yes

It is a 3 shot series typically given at 0, 1 and 6 months apart.
Dr. Kenneth Adler
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There is a safe and effective vaccine that can be given at birth and beyond that is recommended.
It can be started at any age. It has been around for years.It is prevention for an otherwise untreatable infection.

In brief: Yes

There is a safe and effective vaccine that can be given at birth and beyond that is recommended.
It can be started at any age. It has been around for years.It is prevention for an otherwise untreatable infection.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes there is a series of 3 over 6 months -.

In brief: Yes

Yes there is a series of 3 over 6 months -.
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
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Dr. Lance Stein
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

3 shots are needed.

In brief: Yes

3 shots are needed.
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Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Family members of someone with hepatitis b should receive the series also.
Travelers who expect to be in the countries in asia for prolonged stays should also consider the vaccine. This is because the prevalence of hepatitis b is high there, and it is very contagious through blood, or sexual contact.

In brief: Yes

Family members of someone with hepatitis b should receive the series also.
Travelers who expect to be in the countries in asia for prolonged stays should also consider the vaccine. This is because the prevalence of hepatitis b is high there, and it is very contagious through blood, or sexual contact.
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Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Absolutely. There are several vaccines which work very well.
Most children in the US should receive one of the vaccine series in their teen years. Each vaccine has 3 shots to be completed. The shots usually don't cause any serious side effects. Anyone who works in healthcare should be vaccinated, and other people at higher risk should also. This includes anyone with hepatitis C.

In brief: Yes

Absolutely. There are several vaccines which work very well.
Most children in the US should receive one of the vaccine series in their teen years. Each vaccine has 3 shots to be completed. The shots usually don't cause any serious side effects. Anyone who works in healthcare should be vaccinated, and other people at higher risk should also. This includes anyone with hepatitis C.
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