Engerix-B Dosage

General Information on Your Engerix-B Dosage

Some considerations to keep in mind when receiving the Engerix-B vaccine include the following:
 
  • This vaccine is typically given as three or four injections, depending on the age of the individual and the specific dosage used.
     
  • For infants, this vaccine is injected into a muscle (intramuscularly), usually in the thigh. In adults and older children, the upper arm can be used.
     
  • If absolutely necessary, Engerix-B can be injected subcutaneously (just under the skin), instead of intramuscularly. However, this method of administration might reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine and may increase the risk of certain side effects, such as lumps at the injection site.
     
  • People can be vaccinated if they have a minor illness, such as the common cold. However, the Engerix-B vaccine should be postponed if the individual is moderately or severely ill.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Engerix-B dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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Engerix-B Vaccine Information

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