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What can you tell me about the hepatitis b virus vaccination series?

Hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is a viral illness that is spread by blood or sexual contact. In this country, most babies now are vaccinated in the first year of life (birth, 2 months old, and 4 months old) to help protect them. If you have not had a Hep B vaccine, getting one is good way to prevent what can be a serious disease. For adults, there is a series of 3 vaccines (schedule depending on the brand). Read more...

If I'm on the hepatitis b vaccination for 0, 7, 21 day schedule - can I have my third shot later than the 21st day?

Yes. This can be delayed weeks or months and still be effective. You will not have to start over. However, you will not be fully protected until you complete the series. Read more...

Hepatitis b vaccination for 0, 7, 21 day schedule - can I actually get my third shot later than the 21st day?

Yes. This booster can be delayed for a considerable period without losing the benefit. I would plan to get it as the long term benefit of the first two is not maintained unless you get the 3rd. Read more...