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Are there any risks associated with receiving the hepatitis B vaccine?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist

The main risk associated with receiving the hepatitis A or B vaccine is the possibility of a severe allergic reaction. You can reduce this risk significantly by discussing your history of allergic reactions with your doctor, particularly if you have an allergy to baker's yeast. If you do have an allergic reaction after your first injection, you should not go back for booster shots.

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