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Does my baby really need the hepatitis b vaccine, living in a typical suburb in the u.S.?

Does my baby really need the hepatitis b vaccine, living in a typical suburb in the u.S.?

Lifetime protection: Years ago they targeted risk groups for the vaccine & it made no dent in the hep b in the country.In hawaii where it sometimes passed mom to baby, they started giving it to all babies & started to see a drop at all ages. Use in infants protects them for a lifetime, no mater what type of lifestyle or exposures they have.I have seen a 9mo with hep b chronic hepatitis/failure & it wasn't pretty. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Hib (Definition)

A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of Hib vaccine causing serious harm or death is extremely small. Most people who get Hib vaccine do not have any problems with it. Mild Problems: Redness, warmth, or swelling where the shot was given (up to one fourth of children), Fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit (up to 1 out of 20 children). If these problems happen, the usually start within a day of vaccination. They may last ...Read more


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Can a hepatitis b vaccine war off?

Can a hepatitis b vaccine war off?

Depends: If you do not complete the 3 dose series the effectiveness may wain over time. Since it has only been available since 1986, it may take some time to see if it has a lifelong benefit. ...Read more

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Can I get hepatitis b vaccine pill?

Can I get hepatitis b vaccine pill?

No: There are oral medicines that can be used to treat the virus but the vaccine is only injectable ...Read more

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How much is a hepatitis b vaccine now?

How much is a hepatitis b vaccine now?

Cost of HepB VACCINE: The cost varies from state to statein a walk in clinic or health dept average cost is 60 dollars in physician office average cos is 120 dollars and you need three shots so multiply that with three, thats the cost. ...Read more

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Can the hepatitis b vaccine ever expire?

Can the hepatitis b vaccine ever expire?

Confusing question: The material we stock at the office does have an expiration date, otherwise known as a use before date.I sense that is not your question. If you complete the series of Hepatitis B Vaccine it is thought to confer lifelong immunity unless you suffer some form of immune altering illness or treatment in the future. ...Read more

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What can be done if hepatitis b vaccine didn't work?

What can be done if hepatitis b vaccine didn't work?

More shots: You can repeat the vaccine series, or get periodic boosters until you hbsab becomes positive. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take the hepatitis b vaccine series twice?

Is it ok to take the hepatitis b vaccine series twice?

Yes: Small percentage of people do not develop adequate response to the hepatitis b vaccine, even after three doses. They can get another series of vaccination especially if affected individuals are at high risk to get infected with hepatitis b. ...Read more

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How often should my child receive hepatitis b vaccine?

How often should my child receive hepatitis b vaccine?

3-dose series, : Hepatitis b vaccination is typically given; 1st dose within 24 hours of birth, 2nd dose at 1-2 months of age, and 3rd dose at 6 mos. Same vaccination can be started at any age with same intervals, i.e., 0, 1, and 6 month. ...Read more

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How long could hepatitis b vaccine stay in your system?

Unclear.: If you are asking how long the vaccine is effective for, the three dose regimen can last a lifetime. ...Read more

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Can there be some unwelcome effect on hepatitis b vaccine?

Yes: Anyone can have a reaction to the vaccines. There have been some reported cases of lupus developing after hep b. There have been reports of increased autism especially in boys after hbv (although literature insists there is no causal link between vaccines and autism). Swelling and hardness at the site. If no risk factors for hepatitis, consider if you really want the vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

Hepatitis b is a viral liver disease. Until vaccines were developed this was a very common cause of hepatitis, and still is in some countries. Hep b is a progressive chronic disease which can lead to cirrhosis and also to cancer of the liver. It is also implicated in the causation ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

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