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Does Hepatitis Vaccination Affect The Quality Of Sperm
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
My 17 year old daughter had a Hepatitis vaccination one week ago, how long must she wait to have her Meningitis vaccination?
No need: To wait. She can have it at anytime. ...Read more
If you don't have hepatitis b and you are given the hepatitis b antibody vaccination, what could happen?
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
Yes: About 5% of the us population has a genetic background that makes them unable to respond to the hepatitis b vaccine. If you work in a high risk occupation (like health care) or engage in higher risk behaviors, it is best to have your hepatitis b surface antibody titer checked to make sure you responded. People who don't respond get different management if they have a high risk exposure. ...Read more
No: The same vaccine is given at 0, 1, and 6 months. ...Read more
Not beneficial: Too late to get benefit through vaccination. ...Read more
Depends on device: Past jet injectors or air gun injectors used in vaccinations were able to transmit very tiny amounts of material (such as blood) from one person to another, and so were able to transmit hepatitis viruses. Current jet injection devices, if approved by the fda, are supposed to prevent cross-contamination among patients (most likely by using disposable single-dose vaccines). ...Read more
No problem, but...: The wise thing is to not use MDNA at all. But not because of your hep A vaccination; it makes no difference. ...Read more
Yes: The series of vaccines that will help protect you against hepatitis b are composed of non-living materials that trick your immune system into making antibodies as if you had the real disease. You are at no risk of transferring anything to your partner from this process. They will not get the hepatitis or get any crossover from your vaccine. ...Read more
Yes, but: The vaccination will not provide protection from exposures you have before it becomes effective. ...Read more
Is it okay to use the first 2 vaccinations even though 5 years have passed since my second vaccine of hepatitis b?
Yes: In general, delay in completing the series does not require you to start over. If anything, you have let the protection of the first two doses decline some, but by completing the third dose you should be well covered for many years. ...Read more
Will three yr. Old daughter have any side effects? Dr. Gave her wrong vaccination hepatitis a so this is her third one.
Hepatitis Vaccine: Nope. Not in any way. This is the least likely vaccine to cause problems. ...Read more
Hi there As I work in the hospital, I seem to get diahorea every time I've finished work. Just concerned. Had hepatitis B vaccinations 3 years ago.?
Gloves and careful: Handwashing. Hospitals are full of germs and you need to be very careful. Diarrhea is usually not a common symptom of hepatitis B but if it a concern and you handle blood products, you can arrange for a blood test to make sure you are immune. Obtain a stool specimen and have it analyzed to see if you are carrying any bacteria. All the best and be careful. ...Read more
I had my hepatitis b vaccination today and amd I took a bath after about 5 hours is it ok??? And I had another vacination too I don't know the name of it
Don't worry about it: Your bathing habits will not effect the benefit of the vaccine or vaccines. ...Read more
How easily can I catch hepatitis b, and is the vaccination for hepatitis b safe? A new client I am taking care of has hep b. Taking care includes spoon feeding, diaper changing, transfers between chair and bed, ect. My question is- how easy is it to catch
Get vaccinated: Anyone in the health care business who works with patients should get vaccinated against hep b. It is a very safe vaccine to take. ...Read more
Get a repeat in 12 m: It is ok to have an accelerated schedule of vaccinations for hepatitis b, but the amount of antibody your body makes if usually lower than if you got vaccines at months 0, 1 and 6. You can either get your hepatitis b surface antibody titer checked and if it is high you are protected. If low, get a repeat vaccine in 9 - 12 months. ...Read more
If I'm on the hepatitis b vaccination for 0, 7, 21 day schedule - can I have my third shot later than the 21st day?
Yes: This can be delayed weeks or months and still be effective. You will not have to start over. However, you will not be fully protected until you complete the series. ...Read more
Confusing question: One does not treat hepatitis b with a vaccination. If one has completed the Hepatitis B Vaccine series, antibodies in the blood prevent a new exposure from causing active disease. Testing the blood should show protective antibodies. If a person has hepatitis b, the vaccine would not be a benefit. ...Read more
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