Vaccination for hep B
Adult hepatitis B vaccination usually involves
three separate injections administered within six months (at 0, 1 and 6
Infant (new born) hepatitis B vaccination usually
involves a birth dose of
infant formulation hepatitis B vaccine. Following this birth dose, 3 doses of a
hepatitis-B-containing vaccine are administered at 2, 4 and 6 months of age.
If you are unsure whether you have received the hepatitis B vaccination
course in the past, a blood test may be required in order to
investigate whether you need the vaccine or have the antibody or living with
chronic viral hepatitis B.
Vaccinations can be accessed through a doctor or
sexual health clinic. The vaccination course may be FREE for an individual if
they meet the current Victorian Government eligibility criteria and/or National
Immunisation Program (NIP) criteria.
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