Hep B Vaccine
Unvaccinated healthcare personnel (HCP) and/or those who cannot document previous
vaccination should receive a 3-dose series of hepatitis B vaccine at 0, 1, and 6 months. HCP
who perform tasks that may involve exposure to blood or body fluids should be tested for
hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) 1–2 months after dose #3 to document immunity.
• If anti-HBs is at least 10 mIU/mL (positive), the vaccinee is immune. No further serologic
testing or vaccination is recommended.• If anti-HBs is less than 10 mIU/mL (negative),
the vaccinee is not protected from hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, and should receive 3
additional doses of HepB vaccine on the routine schedule, followed by anti-HBs testing
1–2 months later.
You should get the hepatitis B vaccine if:
- You have sex with or live in the same house as a person with hepatitis B virus infection.
- You have sex with more than one partner.
- You seek care in a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases, HIV testing or treatment, or drug treatment.
- You are a man who has sex with other men.
- You inject drugs.
- You have a job that involves contact with human blood*.
- You are on the staff of, or a client in, an institution for the developmentally disabled*.
- You are a hemodialysis patient or have end-stage renal disease.
- You have HIV infection.
- You are a dialysis patient.
- You have chronic liver disease.
- You have diabetes and are under age 60.
- You live or travel for more than 6 months a year in countries where hepatitis B is common.
- You seek care in a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases, HIV testing, or drug treatment.
- You are a prisoner in a correctional facility.
Cost covers administration of the shot and vaccine. No additional fees will be charged.
***ONLY OCCUPATIONAL CLINIC LOCATIONS PROVIDE HEP B VACCINE*** HEP B IS A 3 SHOT DOSE SERIES OF SHOTS. COST LISTED IS PER SHOT.
Clinic locations are different from Lab Draw locations.