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jaundice and hepatitis b vaccine

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
33 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Jaundice can be caused by a variety of medical conditions, hepatitis B being a relatively uncommon cause in the US. Effective hepatitis B vaccination ... Read More
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Only HepB jaundice: Hepatitis b vaccine will only prevent the jaundice caused by hepb virus infection (and hepa vaccine will likewise only prevent jaundice caused by hepa ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Shot: 3 shot series over a 6month period.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
Can Accelerate: For those who need rapid immunity against hepatitis b--travelers about to embark, for example--immunity can be given with a quicker series of injectio ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Hep B vaccine: Not if you do not work there. Only employees who work in hospitals and clinics are required to take the vaccine to prevent them from getting it from a ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Employees=yes: There are such infection control requirements for employees in a hospital or clinic setting. This often includes not only hep B, but vaccines for the ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Not really: But if one is not immune, it is really, really a good idea.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not from vaccine: If your system was still under the systemic effects of the prednisalone, your dose of vaccine may not have produced any desired boosting effect and mi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
? danger ?: I wouldn't consider the situation dangerous but would consider another Hep B booster.You may not have the full protective effect of the vaccine if you ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes: If you are hepatitis B surface antigen negative and have not been recently exposed to a potentially infected individual, then you are very close to 10 ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: The shot contains no living material. It is created in the lab and has no potential for causing disease.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Thomas
40 years experience Pediatrics
VIS Statement : There is a vaccine information statement put out by the cdc that lists it's indications. As a pediatrician , i think everyone should get the vaccine. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Get a booster: If you have concerns about waning immunity, you can receive a booster dose.If you had the primary series or part of it, this will help.

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