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Are hepatitis vaccines important?

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 more

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Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


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Can everyone born in the 60's get hepatitis b vaccines?

Can everyone born in the 60's get hepatitis b vaccines?

No reason not to: The present form of the vaccine was not available to infants born in the 60's, but i see no reason for them not to get it. In fact, i believe it is required for most health care systems to offer it to any personnel that have patient contact whatever their age. ...Read more

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Can all hepatitis vaccines feel the same?

Can all hepatitis vaccines feel the same?

Vaccines: Hepatitis a and b vaccines are very safe and effective. They are not very painful and cause minimal if any reactions. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis if you have had the vaccines?

Can you get hepatitis if you have had the vaccines?

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 more

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What side effects can I expect from hepatitis vaccinations?

What side effects can I expect from hepatitis vaccinations?

Little if any: Both vaccines (for hepatitis a and for hepatitis b) are well tolerated. Some pain at the injection site can occur. ...Read more

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What are some of the vaccinations for preventing Hepatitis?

What are some of the vaccinations for preventing Hepatitis?

The vaccinations for preventing Hepatitis include:: Hepatitis B immune globulin, Hepatitis A/hepatitis B vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine, DTP/Hib/hepatitis B vaccine, Hib/Hepatitis B Vaccine, Dtap/hepatits b/poliovirus vaccine. ...Read more

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For what reasons do we need 3 does of certain vaccinations like hepatitis b?

Building immunity: Vaccine developers will routinely check the effect of single vs several dose programs to see what is needed to provide long term protection. If one dose works but fades after months & 3 will give you many years of protection, the 3 dose program will be the one adopted. ...Read more