Engerix B-20 (adult)
Hepatitis B vaccine for adults and adolescents over 15 years of age. The vaccine is injected into the upper arm.
The vaccine is administered in three doses at the following intervals: the first dose is administered on the selected date, the second dose is administered 1 month later and the third dose is administered 6 months after the first dose.
There are also two variants of the accelerated vaccination schedule.
Option 1: the first dose is applied on the selected day, the second dose in 1 month, the third dose is applied 2 months after the first dose and the fourth dose 12 months after the first dose.
The second variant of the accelerated vaccination: the first dose is administered on the selected day, the second dose is administered 7 days later, the third dose is administered 21 days after the first dose and the fourth dose is administered 12 months after the first dose.
No vaccination has been prescribed, lifetime protection is assumed.
When is it necessary to postpone vaccination?
You must not be acutely ill at the time of vaccination, physical exertion, visiting the sauna, solarium, or large consumption of alcoholic beverages is not recommended on the day of application. The interval between the previous and next vaccination must be at least 2 weeks. You must not take antibiotics at the time of vaccination.
Most commonly reported side effects
Loss of appetite, irritability, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, redness and swelling at the injection site, fatigue, increased temperature.
Vaccination in pregnancy is recommended only when absolutely necessary and when the benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. Breastfeeding is not considered a barrier to vaccination.
All information given here is for information purposes only. The choice of vaccine or vaccination schedule is always up to the doctor after a personal consultation at the vaccination centre.