Can I get the hepatitis B vaccine if I'm allergic to baker's yeast?

If you have a life-threatening allergy to baker's yeast or any other ingredient in the hepatitis B vaccine, you should not get the vaccine. If you have had an allergic reaction to a previous dose of the hepatitis B vaccine, do not get another dose. Tell your doctor or healthcare provider about any serious allergies that you have before taking any medication.

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