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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. ...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


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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

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

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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. ...Read more

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

Using this site: You can get the most from this site when you describe a problem and ask a clear related question. You have written a statement, that you need some vaccines. This site does not provide vaccines or referrals. If you have questions about the vaccines you should state them. Otherwise contact your doc & arrange to get them. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 for HepB and 25 years for HepA in Adults&14to20 years in children
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hep b vaccine and hep b booster? Is there differences in formulation? Thanks!

What's the difference between hep b vaccine and hep b booster? Is there differences in formulation? Thanks!

Depends: There is a preparation for infants and children that has a smaller amount of immune generating material than the formulation for adults. However, the booster for kids remains the same kids formulation and the adult booster is the same adult formulation. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No booster needed: Booster vaccination is not considered necessary and not recommended for hepatitis B vaccine. Even though measurable antibody levels decline over the years, people who have had the complete 3 dose vaccine series do not get HBV infections. ...Read more

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What organisms does the hep b vaccine protects from?

Hep B vaccine: Hepatitis b vaccine prevents one from developing hepatitis when exposed to the hepatitis b virus. ...Read more

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I'm feeling sick after a hep a and hep b vaccine. Is that normal?

I'm feeling sick after a hep a and hep b vaccine. Is that normal?

Yes: Vaccines may cause fever, soreness at the site and achiness for several days as a normal series of side effects. Still safer overall to vaccinate. These usually begin within 24hrs. ...Read more

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Wuld applying lidocaine to my skin make me not feel the hep b vaccine?

Wuld applying lidocaine to my skin make me not feel the hep b vaccine?

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

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Would applying lidocaine to my skin make me not feel the hep b vaccine?

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

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I have to have a hep b vaccine for work, do I have to have a follow up blood test?

I have to have a hep b vaccine for work, do I have to have a follow up blood test?

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

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Can the hep b. Vaccine really be necessary for those entering a veterinarian program?

Can the hep b. Vaccine really be necessary for those entering a veterinarian program?

Hep b: Any secondary education typically require vaccines as you will be exposed and exposing yourself to others. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily ...Read more