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Hep B Vaccine For Adults
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
Maybe not: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is 2-3 shots. Some people may have protective antibodies for life, but many people's antibodies decrease as time goes by. Any person at high risk of contact with blood should get his antibody level checked, and get booster shots if his level is low. High risk persons include anyone with a household member who carries hepatitis b, healthcare workers, first responders, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
Recombivax and twinrix injected simultaneously as 1st of vaccine series for hep b post-exposure prophylaxis. Same effectiveness as recombivax alone?
Polio vaccines: OPV is more effective at preventing polio as it is a live attenuated virus. That being said , the risk to being administered the OPV is higher as polio is pretty much eradicated from the world, and the only cases of paralytic polio are from the oral vaccine. So, IMHO, the decision to go with the inactivated vaccine is the correct one and OPV is no longer available in the US. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: Hep b is one of the most durable & dangerous hepatitis viruses & the cause of chronic unrecognized liver disease in infants. Administration of the hepatitis vaccine & globulin at birth has been shown to prevent the spread from a mother with active b, to the child at birth & later in life. Since this was started in hawaii > two decades ago, the rate of liver failure in the state has dropped. ...Read more
Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!
No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more
Hard to say: You say "for school" which does not provide much information. Hep B is a hardy virus that has been known to cause disease by accidental needle stick in a person cleaning out a long abandoned drug house. Anyone with possible exposure to blood in any form during their personal or professional life can benefit. Some schools or health care facilities require it for students/workers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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