Frequently Asked Questions
Read all vaccine information available from your health care professional before receiving the vaccine. If you have any questions, ask your health care professional.This vaccine is usually given by injection into a muscle by a health care professional. Adults and children usually receive the injection in the upper arm, and infants receive it in the upper thigh.A series of 3 injections is usually given over 6 months. Your health care professional will give you a vaccination schedule, which must be followed closely for best effectiveness. If you have an illness with fever at the time a vaccination is scheduled, your health care professional may choose to delay the injection until you are better.Dosage is based on your age. Different brands of hepatitis A/hepatitis B vaccine are available for different ages and may be given differently.For people who cannot get the vaccine before traveling or for whom the vaccine might not work, your health care professional may also give an injection of immune globulin. Immune globulin contains antibodies against the viruses and will immediately help protect you from developing an infection. However, these antibodies last only a few months. For proper protection, it is important to carefully follow your vaccination schedule.
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