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Hepatitis B Vaccination Booster Shots

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Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A immunization boosters

After how many years could boosters be needed for Hep B and Hep Aimmunization?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. In regard to the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines, at this time, booster shots are not usually necessary. After completing the initial vaccination series, in the vast Read more »

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...Hepatitis A is usually not serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
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Types of Vaccines

...and Engerix-B ® for hepatitis B. This combination vaccine is recommended for those at risk of exposure to hepatitis A and hepatitis B viruses. People at risk include those living with HIV. The Twinrix ® vaccination is a series of at least... Read more »
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Dear Doctor D. Ryan

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...serorevert after being vaccinated against certain infections. This is why some vaccinations require a series of shots (like Hepatitis B, to make sure that the antibodies hold) or booster shots throughout one's life (for instance, measles, mumps,... Read more »