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How Long Does A Hepatitis B Vaccine Last

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another hepatitis vaccine in what year ?

helo Dr; please do not mind my english but i do believe you could understand,.though i'll get my last shot of hepatitis vaccines next month 27july to complete for three doses.so my question is ,how long could i re-take it again ,10yrs or 20yrs...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I assume that you are talking about hepatitis B vaccine. If you are taking your vaccine now, there is no need to take it again, unless you have an ongoing risk of getting infected, such as having sex with a person with chronic HBV infection. In... Read more »

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...through food or water, sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, hand holding, coughing, or sneezing. How long does HBV survive outside the body? HBV can survive outside the body at least 7 days and still be capable of... Read more »
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...Hepatitis C can also begin as acute infections, but in some people, the virus remains in the body, resulting in chronic disease and long-term liver problems. There are vaccines to prevent Hepatitis A and B; however, there is not one for Hepatitis... Read more »
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...Intervals For all of the vaccines in question, the intervals between the first dose and the last dose are critical to eliciting long term protection. Therefore, regardless of the vaccine used, the interval between first dose of hepatitis A... Read more »
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...booster shots more than once every 10 years, or after 5 years if injured Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine usually gives life-long protection. If you did not get these vaccines as a child, you should get an MMR vaccination. However, this live... Read more »
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