Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin

Hep B Immunoglobulin is administered as an intramuscular injection. The doses are as follows:

  • Adults and children over 10 years of age – 500IU.
  • Children 5-9 years of age 300IU.
  • Newborn and children 0-4 years of age 200IU

HBIG provides passive immunity and can give immediate but temporary protection. It does not have any effect on long term active immunity. It is prepared from donated plasma of immunised and screened human donors and is usually available via the blood transfusion service.