A 34-year-old female asked:
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My nurse didn't where gloves when i got a tdap vaccine. Can i get HIV or hepatitis C by getting a vaccine?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
No: You can't.
Answered on Feb 17, 2014
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
It is not standard for a nurse to wear gloves when giving any injection.Some may if they choose but it is not routine.
May 16, 2013

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