Vaccine

Age of vaccine recipient (years)

Dose (hepatitis B surface antigen protein)

Number of doses

Recommended schedule minimum intervals

Alternative schedule minimum intervals

Engerix-B (adult formulation)

11–15 only

10 μg

2

  • 1st dose: day 0 (day of vaccination)
  • 2nd dose: 6 months after 1st dose

Not applicable

Engerix-B (adult formulation)

≥10

20 μg

3

  • 1st dose: day 0 (day of vaccination)
  • 2nd dose: 1 month after 1st dose
  • 3rd dose: 6 months after 1st dose
  • 1st dose: day 0 (day of vaccination)
  • 2nd dose: 1 month after 1st dose
  • 3rd dose: 4 months after 1st dose

or

  • 1st dose: day 0 (day of vaccination)
  • 2nd dose: 2 months after 1st dose
  • 3rd dose: 4 months after 1st dose

H-B-Vax II (adult formulation)

11–15 only

5 μg

2

  • 1st dose: day 0 (day of vaccination)
  • 2nd dose: 6 months after 1st dose

Not applicable

H-B-Vax II (adult formulation)

≥10

10 μg

3

  • 1st dose: day 0 (day of vaccination)
  • 2nd dose: 1 month after 1st dose
  • 3rd dose: 6 months after 1st dose
  • 1st dose: day 0 (day of vaccination)
  • 2nd dose: 1 month after 1st dose
  • 3rd dose: 4 months after 1st dose

or

  • 1st dose: day 0 (day of vaccination)
  • 2nd dose: 2 months after 1st dose
  • 3rd dose: 4 months after 1st dose

H-B-Vax II (dialysis formulation)

≥20

40 μg

3

  • 1st dose: day 0 (day of vaccination)
  • 2nd dose: 1 month after 1st dose
  • 3rd dose: 6 months after 1st dose

Not applicable

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Last updated: 
5 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
5 June 2018