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Are Hepatitis Vaccines Important
Yes: Yes, lifetime risk of hepatitis b infection for an average human is at least 5% and its a virus that causes liver failure, need for transplnt, chronic liver disease, liver cancer and death. Hepatitis a, affects mostly adults, but can also cause acute liver failure and death and is spread by food supply contamination and poop/saliva. Hep b is spread sexually, IV drug and blood transfusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses, including most commonly hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c, or by toxins (eg alcohol). The liver swells, it doesn't work properly leading to a failure to detoxify some biochemical substances, and a failure to excrete bilirubin, leading to jaundice. Some cases are fatal, ...Read more
No: Worldwide hep a is very common: usually short term, 1% fatality; bad food/h2o; preventible. Hep b common in far east, other; can cause chronic disease; preventible. In us, about 1-2 million hep b pts. Both above have vaccines. Hep c est. 4 mill in us; most don't know; risks iv, nasal drug use, transfusion before 1993, blood products. No vaccine. Commonly chronic, lead to cirrhosis, ca. Rx: b, c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are hepatitis vaccines 100% effective , if you have all the vaccines in your body can you still be at risk of getting it ?
Yes: The vaccines offer you the best available protection against the specific form of hepatitis they are for. However, there are many forms of hepatitis for which there are no vaccines and these may occur in anyone.An example is the toxic effect of an overdose of Acetaminophen or a variety of chemicals. Illnesses like mono and mumps also often have a mild hepatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely a lifetime: This question has many variables, but our clinical and scientific/experimental experience with these vaccines suggests that life-long immunity is likely. This is demonstrated by current recommendations of not needing booster doses, even when titers are zero in a person who has been fully vaccinated. These vaccines produce strong anamnestic responses in our bodies to confer longterm protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
These vaccines are: Wildly effective and are recommended strongly. Specific recommendations for their administration can be found on the cdc website, along with recommendations for other childhood immunizations. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html cheers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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