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Hepatitis B (Adult & Child)

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Learn how to prepare for your visit, how to get the most out of it and about any care restrictions here.

The hepatitis B vaccine protects against hepatitis B. It is administered in one primary dose and two booster doses to healthy adults 20 years and older and to healthy children and young adults 18 months to 20 years old.

What to know before your visit

  • Our practitioners provide this vaccine to children 18 months or older.*
  • The series includes two vaccinations.
  • This service is not available to pregnant women.
  • Patients with a history of allergy or adverse reactions to the vaccine may be directed to another health care provider.

What to expect at your visit

  1. Sign in at the electronic kiosk to see a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.** No appointment necessary.
  2. Review the Vaccine Information Sheet.
  3. Your practitioner will conduct a thorough review and then administer the vaccine.
  4. Your practitioner will recommend a first booster dose 1 to 2 months later and a second booster 4 to 6 months later, if appropriate.
  5. At the end of your visit, your practitioner will provide you with a summary, a receipt and educational material.
  6. The summary of your visit can be sent to your primary care provider with your permission.
  7. Your practitioner will recommend that you remain in the clinic waiting area for 20 minutes to ensure you have no adverse reactions. Practitioners are trained to respond to anaphylactic reactions.

*MinuteClinic performs this service for patients 11 years or older in Kentucky.

**MinuteClinic employs physician assistants in MN, NC, NV and TX.

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