As of 2015, the hepatitis B vaccine series in children can range from $75 to $165, according to the Hepatitis B Foundation. Some patients may be eligible for a free vaccine at select public health clinics.
The vaccine involves three injections; the second should occur at least one month after the first and the final is typically administered six months after the initial shot, explains the Hepatitis B Foundation.
The vaccine is recommended for infants at birth by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics and safe for children up to 18 years of age. The vaccine should also be considered by health care professionals and emergency personnel, sexually active teens and adults, persons with kidney disease and those suffering from type 1 or type 2 diabetes.