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Should I get the hepatitis B vaccine if I have a chronic HBV infection or have recovered from a past infection?

No. The hepatitis B vaccine is a preventive vaccine. People who have a current infection or have recovered from a past infection receive no benefit from the hepatitis B vaccine series, though there is no risk to receiving the series. 

The hepatitis B vaccine is important for family members, sexual partners and close household contacts. Individuals should be tested and vaccinated if they do not have a current infection or have not recovered from a past infection. 

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