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is it safe to get hepatitis a vaccine if i am immunocompromised

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
22 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but...: Yes, it's not contraindicated in this situation due to safety, but vaccines need to work by creating an immune response. If one is immunocompromised, ... Read More
Dr. John Overholt
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: There are different hep a vaccines and some have different contraindications. Depending on your degree of immunocompromise, the vaccine may still be ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, very safe: The hepatitis a vaccine is very safe and very effective. It is one of the newer vaccines, and is not a live-virus vaccine. Millions of children and ad ... Read More
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: 30 or so years old and no reported serious problems. Seems safe.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Any physician: Can give it.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
If traveling abroad: Anybody who is over 18 months of age and has no reason not to get the hepatitis a vaccine, should get it before traveling to any developing or third w ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Should get one: Hepatitis a is endemic (routinely found) in asia. Transmitted by bad food, water-fecal/oral route. Can cause jaundice, fatigue; 1% mortality rate from ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
22 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, you can and should, it just may not be as effective. This is especially true if this would be your first dose as hepatitis a vaccine is a 2 dose ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
Immunity only Hep A: If you had 2 shot series for hepatitis a you are immune from that viral illness for life. There is a combination hep a/hep b vaccine but it sounds lik ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: It is safe to vaccinate with more than 1 vaccine at the same time.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Define safe !: I cannot see that it would place you at any more risk than the drug effect would have anyway. Any diminished immune response would be minimal.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
22 years experience Internal Medicine
HAV vaccine: Hep a vaccine is able to provide protection after 2 weeks of administration and is effective upto 94-100%.
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