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Dosing Schedule for RECOMBIVAX HB® [Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant)]
Heplisav-B Dynavax is a two-dose vaccine approved for use in adults aged 18 and over. Three-Dose Hepatitis B Vaccine Schedule of Administration The hepatitis B vaccine is an injection or shot that is generally given in the arm and as a three-dose series on a 0, 1, and 6-month schedule. The recommended doses depend on the vaccine brand and the person's age. Infants should be a minimum of 24 weeks old at the time of the 3rd shot.
Hepatitis causes inflammation of the liver, vomiting, and jaundice yellowing of the skin or eyes. Hepatitis can lead to liver cancer, cirrhosis, or death. Hepatitis B is a disease of the liver that is spread through blood or bodily fluids, sexual contact or sharing IV drug needles with an infected person, or during childbirth when the mother is infected. The hepatitis B adult vaccine is used to help prevent this disease in adults. This vaccine works by exposing you to a small amount of the virus, which causes the body to develop immunity to the disease.
Clinical experience with hepatitis B vaccines. Am J Infect Control. A comprehensive immunization strategy to eliminate transmission of hepatitis B virus infection in the United States:
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