Definitions for "Hepatitis B immune globulin"
An immune globulin shot which allows patients have short-term protection from hepatitis B. It is commonly used when individuals travel to foreign countries when a vaccination program cannot be completely prior to travel.
Given as a shot, HBIG contains antibodies to hepatitis B virus; it offers prompt protection that lasts up to three months, and is often used if an unvaccinated individual is exposed to hepatitis B.
is a vaccine used for prevention of Hepatitis B infection.