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what is the effect of taking the hep b vaccine if you already have the chronic infection?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Hep b vaccine: This vaccine is not given to persons with active hep b infection or to those how have already generated antibodies resulting from prior infection or prior immunization.
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl commented
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
However getting the vaccine is not know to be either harmful or beneficial in this situation.
Nov 29, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Waste of time/money: This does nothing for your body. It would ignore the vaccine for the most part. It does nothing to treat or help damage caused by the original infection. Antibodies triggered by the vaccine are already present after an infection.

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