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Hep A Vaccine Schedule For Adults
Hep a vaccine Havrix 1440 for adults is out of stock. They prescribed me 2 Havrix 720 (jr). Epidemiologists say taking 2 junior has no protection?
Hepatitis A vaccine: Havrix comes in adult and pediatric doses. The adult vaccine contains 1440 EL.U. (ELISA Units) of viral antigen, while the pediatric dose contains 720 EL.U. So two doses of the pediatric vaccine given at the same time, should be equivalent to one needle injection with the adult vaccine. These are highly effective vaccines, so I don't know what information you've been told-but I think it's fine. ...Read more
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
I'm 28 male adult. I took Hep. A and B vaccine today along with typhoid. I will miss my second dose because of my travels. Is it any effective?
Vaccine efficacy is: guaranteed if the recommended schedule is adhered to. Recommendations are made based on post vaccine titres measured during clinical trials. I am glad you took a proactive step to protect yourself but do exercise proper infection control precaution. For details specific to your destination please check this site. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list. Upon arrival complete your vaccines ...Read more
I had hep vaccines as a child, i'm 28 and want to travel more, will I need new shots? Will it last another 20 yrs? Should I get a + b, anything else?
Regular well checks: Normally, vaccine appointments should go along with the normal well check schedule. Your pediatrician should be able to furnish you with the vaccine schedule they follow, showing which combinations of vaccines they use, and exactly when they are given, but most follow the acip guidelines and the chart found at aap.Org. So follow the well check schedule, and you should be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i don't complete the hep vaccine series within 6 months, would i need to repeat the cycle again?
6 Months: 6 mnths , although later is considered acceptable. ...Read more
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