Should nonresponders be revaccinated against hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B)?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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It is recommended that testing for anti-HBs be obtained 4-12 weeks following vaccination. [41, 61] Revaccinate nonresponders, (HBsAb levels 3</sup> or those with symptomatic HIV disease. The delay in these individuals is an attempt to maximize the antibody response to the vaccine. [41, 61]


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