Hepatitis B Vaccine Repeating Shots – Is It Necessary?

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Most people have heard of Hepatitis B vaccine by now. Not to mention, a lot have received Hepatitis B vaccine doses (whether it is 1, 2 or the complete 3 shots). The recommended schedule for the hepatitis B vaccine is to receive the first shot, followed in one month by the second shot.  Six months following the first shot, you should receive your third and final shot of the series. In short it’s months -0, -1, and -6. There are also booster shots every once in a while to administer IF and ONLY IF you fall under the high-risk category.

What if you missed the second or third shot? If you are travelling and fail to receive the shot as scheduled, do you repeat over from shot 1? How to ensure that you have built up adequate immunity? As much VaxCorp Indonesia wants to increase our sales chart, fortunately for you, we put forth only what is necessary for your protection.

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So what happens if you go for shot one and two on schedule, but you never get to shot three?

The optimal length of time between the three shots in the series is: 0, 1 month, and 6 months. If you don’t get to shot three of the series for another two years, or if you never got to shot two, you can resume right from where you left off, and continue without the need for repeating the series.

What happens if you lost your vaccine records, and have no idea if you received 1 or 2 shots?

To ensure that you have adequate immunity, have your anti-HBs titres (HBsAb) checked 4-6 weeks after the last shot. If it is greater than 10 IU/l, it means you are still adequately protected.


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