The Hepatitis B vaccine protects against the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) that can cause infection and damage to the liver. The disease is spread from person to person through body fluid contact. Hepatitis B can be serious and can cause chronic damage, fortunately, it is also preventable with vaccination.
Dosage & Instructions
The Hepatitis B vaccine is given as a 2 or 3 shots series depending on the preparation, with the first and second doses administered at least 4 weeks apart. People that have been partially vaccinated should make up for missed doses as soon as possible. A single shot of the Hepatitis B vaccine may offer protection if administered 24 hrs after exposure.
An immunization record is highly suggested for proper dosing.
Most people experience long-term protection with the completion of the course.
Routine immunization: travel vaccination is also recommended for visits to high-risk regions.