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Hepatitis B Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know

One of the Recommended Vaccines by Disease

About the Disease

Vaccine Information

The vaccination schedule most often used for adults and children has been three intramuscular injections, the second and third administered 1 and 6 months after the first. Recombivax HB® has been approved as a two dose series for adolescents 11–15 years of age. Twinrix® has also been approved as a four dose accelerated schedule.

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Beliefs & Concerns

There is no confirmed evidence which indicates that hepatitis B vaccine can cause chronic illnesses.

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Vaccine Safety

As with all vaccines, there can be minor reactions, including pain and redness at the injection site, headache, fatigue or a vague feeling of discomfort.

Who Should Not be Vaccinated?

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