I wasn't sure of the best forum to post this question, but hopefully I can get some input here!
I'm starting nursing school
in May, and of course we have health requirements to complete, including the Hep B Vaccine. I didn't remember having this series because from the dates below I was very young, but according to my medical records I had it in 1988,1989, and then the third dose wasn't given until 1996. In 1996 I also had my MMR booster, so I'm assuming that this is when my parents/Dr realized that I never went back in for my 3rd dose so it was just given at that time.
I'm 24 now, so my current doctor, who of course I wasn't seeing when I was a kid, gave me a blood test to see if I was immune because of the spread out dates. The test came back fine and that I had immunity from hep B, but I was wondering if these tests ever came back inaccurate? Is it very likely that the blood test would be wrong and I could still get hep B? I guess I worry and I would have thought that the series wouldn't have been effective since it was given so spread out(according to the schedule I was looking at on the CDC website)? My Dr seems to think it is fine, but aren't there schedules for vaccines for a reason? I just want some reassurance that my blood test does really show what it is supposed to show.
Thanks in advance! Any input is appreciated.