Hepatitis B Vaccines

The first hepatitis B vaccine was licensed in the United States in 1981.

It would be another five years before Recombivax HB, the current recombinant hepatitis B vaccine would be licensed though. It was soon followed by Engerix-B.

Today, all children get their first dose of one of these hepatitis B vaccines when they are born months old, completely a three dose series by the time they are six to 18 months old.

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