Hepatitis B Community
7.16k Members
Avatar universal

Is the hep b vaccine shot a mandatory shot given at birth/school in the USA?

My gf was born in the USA but she's not sure if she has ever taken those vaccines.
2 Responses
Avatar universal
May be the easiest way is for gf to check her blood to make sure whether she has immunity againt hbv. Some people who were priorly vaccinated may lose or diminish their immunity against hbv with the passing years. In that case they should take a booster vaccine.
Avatar universal
Depending on what year.  My kids all needed to get into day care and school. How old is your gf.  Best thing for her is get tested and then get vaccinated.  Even if you guys don't end up getting married or stay together forever, at least she will be protected for at least 15-20+ years.  It's best for health also.  If she has insurance, it will cost almost nothing
Have an Answer?
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child
This article will tell you more about strength training at home, giving you some options that require little to no equipment.
In You Can Prevent a Stroke, Dr. Joshua Yamamoto and Dr. Kristin Thomas help us understand what we can do to prevent a stroke.