Infants, children and adolescents who have missed a dose of hepatitis B–containing vaccine are recommended to catch up
Infants, children and adolescents who have not received hepatitis B–containing vaccines at the recommended schedule points may need extra doses of vaccine and/or an alternative schedule.
Infants and children <10 years of age
Catch-up of the birth dose is not necessary. If an infant has not received a birth dose before they are 7 days of age, they should receive a 3-dose course of a hepatitis B–containing vaccine.
Adolescents should receive a 3-dose course of a hepatitis B–containing vaccine.
Adolescents aged 11–15 years can receive an alternative 2-dose schedule of hepatitis B vaccine using the adult formulation of either of the available monovalent vaccines.
See Catch-up vaccination for more details, including minimum intervals between doses.
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