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is the hepatitis b vaccine a live virus

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Proteins: It works by including one of the viral surface proteins. This causes one's immune system to react and create protective antibodies for the hepatitis ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Lifetime protection: Years ago they targeted risk groups for the vaccine & it made no dent in the hep b in the country.In hawaii where it sometimes passed mom to baby, the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe not: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is 2-3 shots. Some people may have protective antibodies for life, but many people's antibodies decrease as time goes by. Any ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing special: The vaccine is a synthetic replica of hep B antigens and is designed to help the body develop Hep B antibodies without experiencing the disease.Since ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 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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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Not responsible!: No, since you're not certain that your partner completed the series of vaccination and responded to the Hepatitis B Vaccine with adequately protective ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: A killed vaccine is available.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
NO: It is not alive attenuated vaccine.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: One needs hepatitis b to contract hepatitis d.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: The commonly used vaccine does not contatin live virus.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
2 or 3 shot series: Hepatitis a vaccines come in 2-shot and 3-shot series. Sometimes, hepa and hepb vaccines are combined in the same shot.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Where?: With use of the vaccine there is marked reduction in the incidence of chronic hep b carriage which is generally how perinatal transfer occurs. In tai ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: yes, it is possible. majority of people's bodies are able to fight off Hep B, but if the immune system has not done the job, then low levels can remai ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Hep B vaccine: Hepatitis b vaccine prevents one from developing hepatitis when exposed to the hepatitis b virus.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Contraversial: Not clear as to why some children and even adults get a variety of reactions following vaccines. Obviously, there is an increased incidence of autoim ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: There are tests specific to new/and active hep B infection that easily separate the two.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Cost of HepB VACCINE: The cost varies from state to statein a walk in clinic or health dept average cost is 60 dollars in physician office average cos is 120 dollars and y ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Travel medicine: Please a travel medicine specialist to determine malaria prophylaxis and vaccinations.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Hep A and B vaccines: Most children of this current generation have had hep a and b vaccinations in the first 2 years of life. Older children or adults who have not receive ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Often More: If i i understand: travel vaccines often include more than just a series of hepatitis b vaccine. You may need update on your tetanus and whooping coug ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew N. De la Torre
31 years experience Transplant Surgery
Blood and body fluid: Hepatitis b is the worlds most common chronic viral infection. Hepatitis b can be transmitted during sex through body fluids. In addition transmissi ... Read More
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