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Effectiveness Of 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.
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.
Lifelong: Some experts recommend a single booster injection after 10 years or more. But it probably isn't necessary.
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.
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.
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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 lifelongSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm sorry to hear it: They shouldn't be. It's a safe and highly effective vaccine. Everyone should be vaccinated.See 1 more doctor answer
No: There is a pediatric formulation and an adult formulation.See 1 more doctor answer
No: It's not dangerous, but probably not necessary. It's possible that it will strengthen your immunity.
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