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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

Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Hepatitis A (Definition)

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