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Hi im 20 years old and the last time i had a heb b vac was in 1992 . Do i need to get one since its been several years?

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In brief: Hepatitis B vaccine

The standard course of immunisation involves three injections at 0, 1 and 6 months.
The duration of protection provided by the hepatitis B vaccine is still unknown but is believed to be at least 20 years.[4] It is quite possible that a course may give lifelong immunity. However, it is recommended that individuals at continuing risk of infection should be offered a booster once after 5 yrs.

In brief: Hepatitis B vaccine

The standard course of immunisation involves three injections at 0, 1 and 6 months.
The duration of protection provided by the hepatitis B vaccine is still unknown but is believed to be at least 20 years.[4] It is quite possible that a course may give lifelong immunity. However, it is recommended that individuals at continuing risk of infection should be offered a booster once after 5 yrs.
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Dr. Peter Corrado
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In brief: Perhaps

If you had all three shots in the series, you should be covered.
If you are not sure, you can ask your doctor to check your level of immunity with a simple blood test. If your level is not protective, you may need a booster to bring your immunity up to a level that will provide protection against hep b.

In brief: Perhaps

If you had all three shots in the series, you should be covered.
If you are not sure, you can ask your doctor to check your level of immunity with a simple blood test. If your level is not protective, you may need a booster to bring your immunity up to a level that will provide protection against hep b.
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