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3e.13 I will be travelling to an area where hepatitis B shots are recommended, but I have less than six months before I leave. Is there an accelerated schedule for hepatitis B vaccination?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3e.13 I will be travelling to an area where hepatitis B shots are recommended, but I have less than six months before I leave. Is there an accelerated schedule for hepatitis B vaccination?

_Travel Medicine Advisor_ lists an accelerated schedule, with 3 doses
at 0, 30, and 60 days. With this schedule, a fourth dose is
recommended at 12 months if there is still a risk for hepatitis B
exposure.

 

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