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I didn't finish my hep b vaccination course? Is this bad?

I didn't finish my hep b vaccination course? Is this bad?

YOU NEED TO FINISH: If you want to be immune to the HepB virus for your protection you should complete the 3 shot series. Otherwise you are still susceptible to get infected to HepB if exposed ...Read more

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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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I'm curious as to how long is too long to wait between hep a vaccinations?

I'm curious as to how long is too long to wait between hep a vaccinations?

No Hep A vaccine: I think you mean hep b. The vaccination schedule most often used for adults and children has been three intramuscular injections, the second and third administered 1 and 6 months after the first. Recombivax hb® has been approved as a two dose schedule for aged 11-15 years. Twinrix® has also been approved as a four dose accelerated schedule. This from the cdc. ...Read more

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Hep a vaccination for 5 month old, is that okay?

Hep a vaccination for 5 month old, is that okay?

No: The earliest age approved for hepatitis a vaccination is 1 year. The second dose follows 6 months later. ...Read more

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What to do about hep a vaccination for 5 month old?

What to do about hep a vaccination for 5 month old?

Not started until 1: I don't start that series until a kid reaches 1 year of age. Some might suggest it as early as 6 month if you were to travel in an endemic area, but I wouldn't use it before a year. ...Read more

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Could a hep b vaccination I had last year be cause of leg nerve type pain? Burning etc.

Could a hep b vaccination I had last year be cause of leg nerve type pain? Burning etc.

No: Nerve burning pain is more likely related to nerve injury, either from a pinched nerved in the spinal cord area or else from a condition called peripheral neuropathy. PN is often related to conditions like diabetes or can be a complication of drugs given by IV that may be used to Rx a life threatening condition or cancer. ...Read more

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Time period for twinrix (hep a & b) vaccination between doses?

Time period for twinrix (hep a & b) vaccination between doses?

Twinrix: Twinrix, a vaccine containg both hepatitis a and hepatitis b, is administred six months apart. This schedule will confer adequate immunity to both viruses, provided a second dose of Hepatitis B Vaccine is administered one month after the first twinrix injection. ...Read more

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Can smoking a cigarette have any effect on hep b and rabies vaccinations if smoked a few hours after the injection?

No Effect: Smoking does not interfere with rabies or Hepatitis B Vaccine (or any other vaccine). By the way- you know you need to quit smoking. Talk to your doctor about effective therapies to help you quit smoking. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can someone with hep b still get the vaccination?

Can someone with hep b still get the vaccination?

Not for HepB: Some one who has already Hep B infection the vaccine will do nothing and is not indicated But all other Vaccines can be given ...Read more

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Is there any cure/medicine or vaccination that can cure hep b permanently?

Is there any cure/medicine or vaccination that can cure hep b permanently?

Hep B cure: The best cure is avoiding the infection, and for that there is an effective vaccine. It is spread by contact with even a very small amount of blood. When you get hepatitis b infection, it is usually cleared by the body. Sometimes there is chronic infection. The vaccination doesn't cure help this. There are treatments that help some people get rid of the virus for good. ...Read more

Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Hepatitis A (Definition)

A viral infection of your liver usually food born that will resolve over time with ...Read more