What Are The Uses Of Hepatitis B vaccine?
Hepatitis B vaccine is given to newborn babies and a complete course of 3-4 shots is completed by 6 months of age to prevent hepatitis infections. This vaccine contains viral envelope proteins i.e., hepatitis ‘B’ surface antigens (HBsAg) when enters bloodstream stimulates the production of antibodies anti-HBs to fight against viral infection.
The number of doses may be increased if screened positive of HIV infection and in case of poor immunity.
What Are The Side Effects Of Hepatitis B vaccine?
Hepatitis B vaccine is usually safe, but in some cases may cause side effects such as:
- Injection site reactions such as redness/itching/swelling/pain.
Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.
What Are The Contraindications Of Hepatitis B vaccine?