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What is in the hepatitis b vaccine? How does it work?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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