Usual Adult Dose for Hepatitis B Prophylaxis. Primary Vaccination: Engerix-B(R): Ages 19 and younger: Three doses (10 mcg each), IM, on a 0, 1, and 6 month schedule. Ages 20 and older: Three doses (20 mcg each), IM, on a 0, 1, and 6 month schedule. Recombivax-HB(R): Ages 19 and younger: Three doses (5 mcg each), IM, on a 0, 1, and 6 month schedule.
During immunogenicity studies in adults, subjects with various forms of chronic hepatic disease had lower geometric mean antibody titers 1 month following dose 1 of the vaccine (ranging from milli-international units/ml for chronic hepatitis C patients to milli-international units/ml in .
Dosage and Administration Schedule for VAQTA ® (Hepatitis A Vaccine, Inactivated) Adults (19 years of age and older): The vaccination schedule consists of a primary mL dose administered intramuscularly and a mL booster dose administered intramuscularly 6 to 18 months later.
The FDA has approved a two-dose hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine (Heplisav-B – Dynavax) for use in adults ≥18 years old. The three other HBV vaccines marketed in the US are usually administered in 3 doses. Engerix-B and Recombivax HB are licensed for use in persons of all ages. The shot is given in 2 doses — adults get each dose 6 to 18 months apart. You may be at risk for hepatitis A if you: Travel to a place where it’s common. Are a man who has sex with men. Use drugs (with or without needles) Are getting treatment for certain bleeding disorders, like hemophilia.
Adults at increased risk for hepatitis B. Adults who are at risk for hepatitis B can also get vaccinated. The vaccine is given in 3 doses. The second dose is given 1 month after the first dose, followed by a third dose 6 months after the second dose.