Hepatitis B Vaccine Administration?
Good afternoon, I want to ask for Hepatitis B Vaccine. My child Anti HBs is 686.8 mlU / mL, how much is the value so the vaccine should be given back? Then should the vaccine be given periodically or what? Thank you
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Basically, anti-HBs titers above 10 mIU / mL are referred to as positive or protective. People who have anti-HBs titers above 10 mIU / mL can be said to have immunity against hepatitis B and re-administration of hepatitis B immunization is not necessary.
For most healthy people, hepatitis B vaccine boosters are not needed. Booster only needs to be given in a number of conditions, for example health workers who have a high risk of exposure to the hepatitis B virus, hemodialysis patients, people who live at home with hepatitis B sufferers (including those who have sexual partners with hepatitis B), people who have immunodeficiency who are at risk exposure to the hepatitis B. Booster virus will only be given if the person has an anti-HBs titre of less than 10 mIU / mL.
For your child, because the anti-HBs titre is still very good, then giving a repeat immunization or hepatitis B booster is not necessary.
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