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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Hepatitis B vaccine duration
How long does the hepatitis B vaccine last? I had all three shots 11 years ago.
It usually lasts at least 10 years. After then, if you are at risk for hepatitis B, you can get a blood test to check the level of antibody. If this level is low you can get a booster dose of the vaccine.
Amy Beth Kressel, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati