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Doctor insights on: Effectiveness Of Hep B Vaccine

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When should one get the hep b vaccine?

When should one get the hep b vaccine?

At birth, 2&6months: All children are given first dose after birth, second at 1month and third at 5-6 month age adults or children who were not immunised may be given hepb, vaccine 2nd dose imonth after the first and third dose 4months after second dose.

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Weird reaction to hep b vaccine. What to do?

Weird reaction to hep b vaccine. What to do?

2 things: Notify the doctor who administered it, and you can also submit a report to the vaccine adverse events reporting system (vaers).

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What to do about hep b vaccine - benefit/risk ratio?

What to do about hep b vaccine - benefit/risk ratio?

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.

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Consequences of being unresponsive to the hep b vaccine?

Consequences of being unresponsive to the hep b vaccine?

Unprotected: This may mean you are not protected if exposed to the virus Some times another series of Hep B vaccine will result in a response with antibody formation in some individuals

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Will two doses of hep b vaccine protect me from contracting?

Will two doses of hep b vaccine protect me from contracting?

Inadequate: 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine have a 90% to 95% efficacy for preventing hepatitis B infection.

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How long does the hep b vaccine last for? All life? I've gotten 3.

How long does the hep b vaccine last for? All life? I've gotten 3.

Lifelong: Some experts recommend a single booster injection after 10 years or more. But it probably isn't necessary.

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Hep b vaccine series, final shot effective after 6+ months of first shot. True?

Hep b vaccine series, final shot effective after 6+ months of first shot. True?

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.

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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??

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.

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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?

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.

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I need the hep a vaccine and also the hep b vaccine?

I need the hep a vaccine and also the hep b vaccine?

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.

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Why give newborns a hep b vaccine?

Prevention: Hep b vaccine is used to prevent one from getting hepatitis b liver infection. By proctecting from infection you also are decreasing the possibility of liver cancer in later life which often happens as a result of infection.

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Can we take hep b vaccine after booster dose?

Can we take hep b vaccine after booster dose?

Confusing question: You can take a hep b vaccine under most any circumstances. I would not take it within 4-6 weeks of taking a significant amount of Prednisone or similar drug, as it would weaken or impair the response. It can be taken with another vaccine or in the same time period.

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How often do yuo get the hep a & hep b vaccine?

How often do yuo get the hep a & hep b vaccine?

Hep A and B vaccines: Hep a vaccinations is given as 2 shots at least 6 months apart. Hep b is a series of 3 shots given within a 6 month period (first dose, then 2months and 6 months after the first dose). Once these regimens are completed, you should not require further doses.

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How often are you supposed to get the hep a & hep b vaccine?

How often are you supposed to get the hep a & hep b vaccine?

SeriesOfShotsOnlyOnc: 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

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Why are doctors seeming so reluctant to give the hep b vaccine now?

Why are doctors seeming so reluctant to give the hep b vaccine now?

I'm sorry to hear it: They shouldn't be. It's a safe and highly effective vaccine. Everyone should be vaccinated.

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Got my 2 shots of hep b vaccine, need to know if im immuned, what to do?

One more: You're supposed to get 3 shots. When you've received all 3, you can check a hepatitis b surface antibody (hbsab) to see if you're immune.

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How long after getting the hep b vaccine do I have to wait before getting the hep a vaccine?

How long after getting the hep b vaccine do I have to wait before getting the hep a vaccine?

Hepatitis A and B: There is no good reason for delay. They actually make a dual b and a vacine (twinrix).

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Is another dose of hep b vaccine dangerous if you already had 3 vaccines of it about a year ago?

Is another dose of hep b vaccine dangerous if you already had 3 vaccines of it about a year ago?

No: It's not dangerous, but probably not necessary. It's possible that it will strengthen your immunity.

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

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Hepatitis B (Definition)

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