How Many Times Should You Get A Hepatitis B Vaccine

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Hep B Vaccine not working

I've taken the Hepatitis B vaccine at least three times now. Once involved me coming in once a week for a shot that left a bubble of fluid under the skin that slowly drained. We just did another test for antibodies and we didn't find any again. The...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It sounds like you had a dermal injection of HBV. I would recommend a double dose of Twinrix (hepatitis A and B vaccine combined) which was evaluated in a study published in Journal of Infectious Diseases. This was very effective in nonresponders. Read more »

VACINE HBV 2nd TIME!

Hi! I was vaccinated against HBV on 2 occaisons a month a part of each other. I am to repeat for... Read more »

Help...asian!!

Dr.Mcgovernthis is A from India!My question is, I am a teenager, you know, i have that "girls... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...commonly spread through sexual contact and accounts for nearly two-thirds of acute Hepatitis B cases. In fact, Hepatitis B is 50100 times more infectious than HIV and can be passed through the exchange of body fluids, such as semen, vaginal... Read more »
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Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...Hepatitis B and persists for life. The presence of anti-HBc indicates previous or ongoing infection with HBV in an undefined time frame. IgM antibody to Hepatitis B core antigen (IgM anti-HBc): Positivity indicates recent infection with... Read more »
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A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...carrier mothers. J Infect Dis 1985;152:817-22. Poovorawan Y, Sanpavat S, Pongpunlert W, et al. Comparison of a recombinant DNA hepatitis B vaccine alone or in combination with hepatitis B immune globulin for the prevention of perinatal... Read more »
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Hepatitis B Vaccine: Fact Sheet

... Booster Doses Current data show that vaccine-induced hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) levels may decline over time; however, immune memory (anamnestic anti-HBs response) remains intact indefinitely following immunization. Persons... Read more »