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hep b injection and immunity
Mar 10, 2006

Ive just started my degree as a student adult nurse, and have been advised to have the hep b injection. I have had 3 children and during routine blood tests remember being immune to hep b, how would i already be immune and do i really need to be immunised if i already have the immunity.

Response from Dr. McGovern

It is possible you got the injection without remembering it in the the past.

The other possibility is that you were exposed to hepatitis B in the past and cleared it. Now you have antibodies.

You do not need an immunization if you have protective levels of surface antibody.

Dr. M



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