Hepatitis B Vaccine
HEPATITIS B VACCINE
|1. TYPE OF DRUG – HEPATITIS B VACCINE|
|Hepatitis B is a serious infection that affects the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus.
|2. INDICATIONS (USE) – HEPATITIS B VACCINE|
|Babies born to mothers infected with HBV are vaccinated with hepatitis B vaccine and injected with hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG).
|3. MECHANISM OF ACTION (MOA) – HEPATITIS B VACCINE|
|Simultaneous administration of certain live and inactivated pediatric vaccines has not resulted in impaired antibody responses or increased rates of adverse reactions. Separate sites and syringes should be used for simultaneous administration of injectable vaccines.
|4. ROUTES OF ADMINISTRATION – HEPATITIS B VACCINE|
|5. ONSET OF EFFECT OR ACTION – HEPATITIS B VACCINE|
|6. DOSAGE (DOSING INFORMATION) – HEPATITIS B VACCINE|
Ages 19 and younger: Three doses (10 mcg each), IM, on a 0, 1, and 6 month schedule
Ages 20 and older: Three doses (20 mcg each), IM, on a 0, 1, and 6 month schedule
Ages 19 and younger: Three doses (5 mcg each), IM, on a 0, 1, and 6 month schedule
Ages 20 and older: Three doses (10 mcg each), IM, on a 0, 1, and 6 month schedule
|7. HALF LIFE (DURATION OF ACTION) – HEPATITIS B VACCINE|
|Duration of action: Following a 3-dose series, immunity lasts 5-7 years
|8. ADVERSE EFFECTS OR SIDE EFFECTS – HEPATITIS B VACCINE|
|9. CONTRAINDICATIONS – HEPATITIS B VACCINE|
|10. DRUG INTERACTIONS – HEPATITIS B VACCINE|
|Also tell the doctor if you have received drugs or treatments in the past 2 weeks that can weaken the immune system, including:
If you are using any of these medications, you may not be able to receive the vaccine, or may need to wait until the other treatments are finished.
|11. EXCRETION – HEPATITIS B VACCINE|
|hepatitis b vaccine is excreted in breast milk.