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Hep A Vaccinations
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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Things to ponder: Hep B is a hardy virus, with infection documented from an accidental needle stick while cleaning out a house vacant X 6mo. It is a blood borne & sexually transmitted disease that is a leading cause of liver failure/ liver cancer & need for transplant. Anyone who might have exposure to another person's blood at any time in their life can benefit from the protection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vaccines for travel: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list Check out this interactive website! You can learn about which vaccines are recommended for travel to a particular area of the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has a similar feature, and also has information about current outbreaks of disease. Have a great trip and safe travels. ...Read more
Not really: As a live attenuated vaccine, we avoid them in immunocompromised people. Most people have been immunized with MMR as children anyway but if an HIV infected person who is susceptible to measles is in the midst of a measles outbreak, the measles vaccine is way better than wild type measles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take BCG, Polio, Measles, Rubella, Meningitis (Quadrivalent) and Hepatitis B vaccines again? I can't seem to find my immunization card.
Yes: Its better to be vaccinated then to be unprotected. best wishes Dr M ...Read more
Hi, planning pregnancy. Varicella immunity showed equivocal. Had vaccination and chicek pox as a child. Should i repeat the vaccination? Thanks
Those at risk: See cdc website or advisory committee for immunization practices (acip). Too many specifics to cover here. For hep b which is the most common viral hep, risk groups are those on hemodialysis, high risk sexual behavior, those with chronic liver disease, those with diabetes, household contacts of pt's with hep b, those with chronic liver disease, healthcare workers, and neonates of hep b mothers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it required to get both a hep b surface antigen and hep b surface antibody test for a hep b titer?
Ag looks for virus: Unless checking to see if recently exposed, the hbsab is what the body makes in response to seeing the outer surface (/shell) of the hep b virus, so they can attack if ever see the virus. Should only need the ab test for titer / to confirm vaccine "take.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a hepatitis b vaccine be needed for a person who is hepbs ag positive who later becomes hepbs ag negative?
Nothing special: The vaccine is a synthetic replica of hep B antigens and is designed to help the body develop Hep B antibodies without experiencing the disease.Since they will already have hep B antibodies from thee prior illness, the vaccine at most could provide a small boost in antibody level. However, this has no effect on any existing hep B problem. ...Read more