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Do the hep a and hep b vaccines contain thimerosal as do many other vaccines?

Do the hep a and hep b vaccines contain thimerosal as do many other vaccines?

Thimerosal: Thimerosal has been removed or reduced to less than one microgram of mercury from all vaccines recommended for children under the age of 6 years with the exception of the flu vaccine. Hepatitis A and B vaccines reportedly contain no thimerosal. ...Read more

Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Are hep a and hep b vaccines routinely offered by travel clinic for pts traveling to china?

Are hep a and hep b vaccines routinely offered by travel clinic for pts traveling to china?

Absolutely: Not only can you get them at travel clinics, but both vaccines are readily available from most doctors, and if your adult doctor doesn't have them, a family practice doctor in your area would. Finally, you can almost always get these through your local health department at a very reasonable fee. Glad you are being proactive before your travels! ...Read more

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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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I shouldn't expect anything reaction from hep b or hep a shots, right?

I shouldn't expect anything reaction from hep b or hep a shots, right?

Hep A and B vaccines: Hepatitis a and b vaccines are safe and usually do not give adverse reactions other than local redness/tenderness and a feeling of malaise lasting no more than 24 hours. ...Read more

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I took hep a (2 doses in 2013) and hep b today because it was 29. How long will they serve?

I took hep a (2 doses in 2013) and hep b today because it was 29. How long will they serve?

Hepatitis vaccines: Each should last about 20+ years, but you can be checked to see what your antibody levels are before being revaccinated. ...Read more

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If you had hep a can you catch it again or your immune to it or does it mean your gonna catch hep b please explain?

If you had hep a can you catch it again or your immune to it or does it mean your gonna catch hep b please explain?

Virus/ImmuneFunction: Hepatitis A usually the most acutely severe viral hepatitis; also least likely to recur once immune system prepared. Hepatitis virus B & C rarely as acutely severe, yet, in some people, the immune system does not fully resulting in chronic (years) hepatitis leading to cirrhosis (diffuse liver scaring: ultimately fatal), thus important to get immunized before exposed, etc. Look up on Google. ...Read more

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I am immuned to Hep A& Hep B because I had them before. Am I immuned to them for life? Am I at risk to have them again?Do I need Hep A & Btests again?

I am immuned to Hep A& Hep B because I had them before. Am I immuned to them for life? Am I at risk to have them again?Do I need Hep A & Btests again?

In general: If you have had Hepatitis A or B you are immune for life..BUT since the diagnosis of these diseases is often NOT ACCURATE I would strongly suggest that at least ONCE you have blood tests to determine if you are immune!!!!! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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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?

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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Had twinrix vac 6yrs. Ago. Tested recently for hep a&b. Both were pos. (immune). Why did hep b say IgG and hep a didn't? I am immune to both correct?

Had twinrix vac 6yrs. Ago. Tested recently for hep a&b. Both were pos. (immune). Why did hep b say IgG and hep a didn't? I am immune to both correct?

Yes: That's usually the way the tests are named. The hepa test for immunity is a test for total hepa antibody (meaning igg and igm combined). So, if a person is not suffering from hepatitis a at the moment, then there wouldn't be any hepa igm, but only hepa igg (which would mean the person is immune if she has an adequate level of the igg). The test may be labeled "hepa immunity" or "hepa total". ...Read more

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Whatdoes Hepatitis B Surface AB reactive mean? It says Hepatitis B serology consist with immunity to from previous hepatitis vacination&Hep A total AB

Whatdoes Hepatitis B Surface AB reactive mean? It says Hepatitis B serology consist with immunity to from previous hepatitis vacination&Hep A total AB

Vaccinated, immune: This result shows you have previously been vaccinated against hepatitis B, and that you are immune to hep B. You don't provide enough detail on the hepatitis A result, but if hep A antibody was found, you also are immune to hep A, probably also from being vaccinated. ...Read more

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What does Hep A Ab reactive and Hep B Surf Ab reactive mean? Does it mean I have hepatitis A and B or had shots maybe as a kid? I’m confused. Thanks

What does Hep A Ab reactive and Hep B Surf Ab reactive mean?  Does it mean I have hepatitis A and B or had shots maybe as a kid?  I’m confused. Thanks

Yes: You have likely had hepatitis A and been vaccinated for B or had the disease. Make sure you have the whole panel reviewed with your physician as based on the rest of the panel it can be determined if you had the disease or the vaccine. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Can urine on toilet seat touching a sore or personal areas cause anything like hep a hep b hep c or hiv?

Yes: Hep c is highly transmissible, hep b and HIV much less. The precondition is a break in your own skin, so yes for the sore no for the private area. ...Read more

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How long does Bactria and viruses like salmonella typhi, hep A, hep B , herpes etc. can survive on surfaces like mattresses, blankets, clothes etc.

How long does Bactria and viruses like salmonella typhi, hep A, hep B , herpes etc. can survive on surfaces like mattresses, blankets, clothes etc.

Varies: Streptococcus pneumonia and strep pyogenes can survive on surfaces such a books, toys cribs for months. Studies show that antibiotic resistant bacteria can survive on hospital fabrics for upto 90days (synthetic fabrics) . Viruses such as adenovirus, herpes virus and polio virus can survive on hard surfaces for upto 8 weeks. Vaccinia and cocackie virus can survive for upto 2 weeks. ...Read more

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