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Effectiveness Of Hep B Vaccine
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
Depends: If you understand immunity and how vaccines work, this is simple. Hep B is a sturdy germ that can live in a needle or other bloody debris for months. People have been infected cleaning out a house, thru sex, and many other exposures. The Hep B series can provide lifetime protection against a leading cause of liver failure/transplant.Risk is negligible. ...Read more
Inadequate: 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine have a 90% to 95% efficacy for preventing hepatitis B infection. ...Read more
Lifelong: Some experts recommend a single booster injection after 10 years or more. But it probably isn't necessary. ...Read more
Yes but...: Only in young infants. Forolder chiildren and adolescents, doses may be given in a schedule of 0, 1, and 6months; of 0, 1, and 4 months; or of 0, 2, and 4 months. ...Read more
Can I take 3rd Hep B vaccine shot 1 month early? My first shot- 22 july'14, second- 22 sept.'14 and third one is on 23rd jan.'15.
No: There needs to be 6 months between vaccine dose 1 and dose 3. ...Read more
Hep B vaccine. I think I may have gotten the first shot in the past but don't know if I completed. Can I just do all 3 again to know for sure??
Hepatitis B vaccine: The ACIP, a part of the Center for Disease Control, recommends three doses of hepatitis B to be given at 0, 1 and 6 months. You should ask your doctor to give you the last two doses (2 months apart), if you are sure you got the first one. Request a blood test to check the hepatitis B surface antibody test one month after the last dose. This can assure you the vaccinations worked. ...Read more
I was given a hep b vaccine and the next day was tested for hep b, it came back indeterminate, can the vaccine create this result? I'm so scared help
The vaccine does not: Work that quickly, so it is not surprising that you were not testing as immune 1 day later. There are different parts of the labwork for Hepatitis B, so I would need to see those results to answer this more fully. Please discuss the results with a physician after they look at them to properly interpret them. ...Read more
Think it was safe to be given a shot of hep b vaccine that was not refrigerated for 2 hrs just prior to injection? Can I get another shot right after?
Yes, yes: There are studies showing that the vaccine retained its potency after more than a week at normal human body temperature. Www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed1534639.the storage at 36f to 46f is recommended but warming to room temperature before use decreases the discomfort to many patients. ...Read more
Hep A and B vaccines: Almost all children in this current generation are immunized against both hep a and b in the first 2 years of life. It is still recommended to have both vaccines. Food is often contaminated so the hep a vaccine should offer protection. Healthcare workers are required to receive the hep b vax. Anyone can still have the vaccine to protect themselves from partners who may have the disease. ...Read more
You need series of shots for both only once in life time according to the recommendations by CDC
Hep A is given series of two shots 6 months apart
Hep B is given series of 3 shots Second shot after one month and third after six months of 1st shot
According to CDC both these vaccines give long term protection possibly lifelong for HepB and 25 years for HepA in Adults&14to20 years in children
I'm sorry to hear it: They shouldn't be. It's a safe and highly effective vaccine. Everyone should be vaccinated. ...Read more
No: There is a pediatric formulation and an adult formulation. ...Read more
Hepatitis A and B: There is no good reason for delay. They actually make a dual b and a vacine (twinrix). ...Read more
No: It's not dangerous, but probably not necessary. It's possible that it will strengthen your immunity. ...Read more
What's the difference between hep b vaccine and hep b booster? Is there differences in formulation? Thanks!
After the initial 3 injections Hep B vaccine how many years after is a booster required for travel in a country where Hep B is prevalant?
Just the skin: It depends on what concentration you apply. There are local anesthetic preparations made for skin application. Also, it takes time for the absorption through the skin. If applied in high enough concentrations and allowed to absorb, it helps take away the sharp sensation but you will still feel the burning undert the skin and in the muscle. ...Read more
Little effect: Skin is a wonderful, protective barrier and will not allow Lidocaine to penetrate to block the discomfort from an injection of any sort. You could ice the injection site prior to needle insertion which can help. The discomfort is minimal however. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Hep b vaccination is a multi-dose vaccination. Generally follow-up testing is not required. A small number of people do not respond very well and may not develop detectable antibody and could benefit from additional doses. Your employer may require follow-up testing to see if there is sufficient response, though it is not medically necessary. ...Read more
Hep b: Any secondary education typically require vaccines as you will be exposed and exposing yourself to others. ...Read more
My 19 yr old son took hep b vaccine but 3rd dose suppose to be 5 month later but he took almost 7 months later is it still effective?
Yes: It can be more than a year later and work fine. ...Read more