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Medical Officer Andrew T. Kroger, MD, MPH
Nurse Educator Donna L. Weaver, RN, MN
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QUESTION: What is the maximum number of hepatitis B vaccine doses a dialysis patient can receive?
ANSWER: There is no maximum number of booster doses a dialysis patient can receive. Serology should be performed once a year and a booster dose given if serology is negative (less than 10 mIU/mL). Serology is not recommended more frequently than once a year, so boosters wouldn't be given more than once a year. See www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5516.pdf, pages 2729.
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