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Hepatitis B vaccine

12/28/2009

Question:

My child has completed the 3-dose scheme of Engerix-B. Does he have to get any booster doses in the future?

Answer:

Thank you very much for the question. As long as your child received the appropriately spaced doses of the single dose Hepatitis B Vaccine (Engerix-B), he/she should be fully immunized. Learn more from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding the Hepatitis B Vaccine.

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Response by:

Stephen E Wilson, MD, MSc Stephen E Wilson, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati