The vaccine against hepatitis B, a virus that affects primarily the liver. This series of three shots, given between birth and 2 weeks and at 2 and 6 months, may cause fussiness, low-grade fever,headache, and soreness at the injection site.

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... HEPATITIS B VACCINE, RECOMBINANT (Engerix-B, Recombivax HB®) protects against infection with the hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B virus can cause serious liver problems if you are infected. The virus may be spread by infected mothers to their babies at birth, through sexual activity, and by contact with infected blood or by the sharing of needles. People of all ages can get hepatitis B and can be vaccinated. Some persons may be at higher risk for this infection, ask your health care prescriber about your need for this vaccine. When given as a series of three injections to normally healthy persons, the vaccine usually provides protection against the hepatitis B virus for at least 5 years. Several brands of hepatitis B vaccine are available. ...
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