Hepatitis B vaccine overview
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The hepatitis B vaccine helps protect against the hepatitis B virus. It’s recommended for some people at high risk of getting the infection.
Babies are vaccinated against hepatitis B as part of the routine 6-in-1 vaccine. Some babies and adults need extra doses of the hepatitis B vaccine.
Side effects after having the hepatitis B vaccine are rare, but may include some redness and soreness where the injection was given.
Page last reviewed: 02/11/2021
Next review due: 02/11/2024