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Hepatitis B Vaccine

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

The vaccine is an injection that helps protect you from the virus that causes hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection. The virus is usually spread through contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person. You can also get it by touching an object that has the virus on it. The virus can live on an object for up to 7 days. A baby can be infected at birth if his or her mother has hepatitis B.

Immunization Schedule

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Call 911 if:

  • You have signs of a severe allergic reaction, such as trouble breathing, hives, or wheezing.

Return to the emergency department if:

  • You have a high fever or behavior changes that concern you.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have questions or concerns about the hepatitis B vaccine.

Apply a warm compress

to the area where you got the vaccine to relieve swelling and pain.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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