Hepatitis B: Postvaccination Test for Immunity - Topic Overview
A postvaccination test for immunity to the
hepatitis B virus (HBV) is recommended only if
you: Have an
impaired immune system. This can be caused by many
things, such as infection with
HIV or the use of medicines to prevent organ
rejection. Are older than age 49. Received the
hepatitis B vaccine in the buttock. (The vaccine is less effective when given
in the buttock. It is more effective when given in the upper arm.) May come in contact with other people's blood or body fluids as
part of your job. Are a sex partner of someone with chronic
hepatitis B virus infection.
Infants born to mothers who are infected with HBV should be tested at
9 to 15 months of age.
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With the exception of infants, a postvaccination test for immunity, when needed,
should be done between 1 and 2 months after a person receives the last dose of
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October 29, 2012
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