What year did the hepatitis b vaccine become required for children?

Varies. Each state decides the required vaccines for day care/school or public university attendance. Actual state requirements for hep B vaccine varies from 1993 to well into the 2000's.
1991. In november 1991, the advisory committee on immunization practices recommended HBV immunization for infants.

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Does the hepatitis b vaccine ever require booster?

Occasional. Antibodies levels may decrease with time but there is argument wether a booster is needed. Thy being said it is common to give. Read more...
Hepatitis b vaccine . No booster doses are routinely recommended at this time. Read more...
Hard to speculate. The current lab produced Hep B vaccines have only been in wide general use since the mid 1990's & producers are continuously bringing out newer versions that they hope will be better. The earlier versions have no recommended boosters after completing the primary series, but as vaccines go it takes time to see if it would ever be needed. Read more...

I took hepatitis b vaccine 2 shots twice (after a gap of 2-3 years) but I never took 3rd shot, do I need to take 3rd shot? Or do I've to take all again

Take the 3rd. The immune system is quite forgiving to those with delays.You have likely had some decrease in your protection from the delay but you do not need to start over, the booster effect should be normal. Read more...

Hepatitis b vaccine antibodies: what is the probability your antibodies are too low after just 5 years?

Low. If you received the 3 doses for hepatitis b then you are likely immune. Read more...
Very unlikely. Antibody level induced by Hepatitis B Vaccine does not wear down to "too low" in 5 years. There are, however, small segment of individuals who do not develop adequate level of antibody even after 3 doses of hepatitis b vaccine. They are provided another 2-3 doses of same vaccine. Read more...

What will happen if you get hepatitis b vaccine after having a blood transfusing from back sugery years ago?

Nothing specific. If you were exposed to hepatitis through the transfusion, the vaccine would not treat it or hurt you.The vaccine is just a method of teaching your body to develop antibodies to hep b to protect you from future exposures. Read more...

Do most hospitals and clinics require you to get a hepatitis b vaccine?

Hep B vaccine. Not if you do not work there. Only employees who work in hospitals and clinics are required to take the vaccine to prevent them from getting it from an infected patient. Read more...
Employees=yes. There are such infection control requirements for employees in a hospital or clinic setting. This often includes not only hep B, but vaccines for the full range of potentially contagious diseases. Annual flu vaccines are also a common requirement. This is commonly set to prevent spread of contagious disease to patients and limit liability to the hospital if the employee is exposed in their work. Read more...

I got hepatitis B vaccine after working in clinics some years. My blood HbsAg is negative. Is this enough to confirm that I do not have hepatitis B?

Yes. If you are hepatitis B surface antigen negative and have not been recently exposed to a potentially infected individual, then you are very close to 100% assured not to be a hepatitis B carrier. You should get your hepatitis B surface antibody level drawn at some time, to see if you responded to the first vaccination. You should also be revaccinated with the hepatitis B vaccine at the 10 year mark, Read more...

Does my baby really need the hepatitis b vaccine, living in a typical suburb in the u.S.?

Lifetime protection. Years ago they targeted risk groups for the vaccine & it made no dent in the hep b in the country.In hawaii where it sometimes passed mom to baby, they started giving it to all babies & started to see a drop at all ages. Use in infants protects them for a lifetime, no mater what type of lifestyle or exposures they have.I have seen a 9mo with hep b chronic hepatitis/failure & it wasn't pretty. Read more...