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8 Hepatitis B

8.6 Contraindications and precautions

The general contraindications to all vaccines apply to hepatitis B vaccine (see section 1.4). The only specific contraindication to hepatitis B vaccine is anaphylaxis following a previous dose, or individuals with a history of allergic reactions to yeast or any of the vaccine’s components. This is uncommon. Immunisation of previously infected subjects is wasteful, but not harmful.

See section 14.6 for contraindications and precautions to DTaP-IPV-HepB/Hib vaccine.