The current recommendation is to repeat another 3 doses of the vaccine.
What are my options as a Hepatitis B vaccine non-responder?
Doctor's Answers 1
Most people with chronic hepatitis B infection, otherwise also known as hepatitis B carriers, live normally and have a normal life expectancy. They participate in all kinds of activities and sports and in most countries in the world, gainfully employed in various industries. There are a few points which hepatitis B carriers should take note to ensure they remain well. The most important is to have regular reviews with their doctors. This is because the term "carrier" tends to wrongly suggest a benign course and most people who are chronically infected with hepatitis B feel well.
Treatment for hepatitis B, when indicated, usually consist of oral medication or injection to suppress the virus from replicating too quickly. The newer groups of oral medicine are very potent and can effectively suppress the hepatitis B virus to minmise the risk of liver hardening and liver cancer. The aim of treatment is effective viral suppression to prevent inflammation and complications and hopefully eliminate the infection altogether to achieve cure. The challenge we face at the moment is not having an agent which can totally eliminate the virus from our liver cells.