The hepatitis B vaccine is given for free as part of routine immunizations to infants and to children who are in grade 6 and who have not been given the vaccine before. It is also given to adults at risk of hepatitis B exposure because of medical conditions, occupation, or lifestyle. It is usually given at the same time as other vaccines.
For more information about each vaccine, who should get it, the benefits and possible reactions, click on any one of the links below to go to the specific HealthLinkBC file.
DTaP-HB-IPV-Hib (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b)
- Three doses
- Usually given at 2, 4 and 6 months of age
Hepatitis B Vaccine
For information regarding the Hepatitis B disease please refer to Diseases and Conditions.