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Do I need to get a hepatitis a vaccine before traveling to asia?

Do I need to get a hepatitis a vaccine before traveling to asia?

Should get one: Hepatitis a is endemic (routinely found) in asia. Transmitted by bad food, water-fecal/oral route. Can cause jaundice, fatigue; 1% mortality rate from acute liver failure; does not cause chronic liver disease. Vaccine takes 2 weeks to kick in; 2 shots for long-term immunity; 1st shot will get you through the trip. Worth doing it. ...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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Could you tell me what happens if you take hepatitis a vaccine twice by accident?

Could you tell me what happens if you take hepatitis a vaccine twice by accident?

U boost immunity: The vaccine is a simple one with no significant problems if taken more than the recommended schedule.It is generally given as a series of 2 doses at least 6 months apart. If you get another later on it would likely just boost your antibody level to hep a. ...Read more

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Is the hepatitis a vaccine safe?

Is the hepatitis a vaccine safe?

Yes, very safe: The hepatitis a vaccine is very safe and very effective. It is one of the newer vaccines, and is not a live-virus vaccine. Millions of children and adults have gotten the vaccine without problems. ...Read more

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Dilated biliary ducts. No gallbladder. Rt upper qtr pain. Stools formed and green. These symptoms ended in toxic hepatitis previously. Worry?

With ur hx, be safe: With your history as described, and the same symptoms previously ending in toxic hepatitis, than i would get an exam with labs to be safe, best wishes. ...Read more

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Is the hepatitis a vaccine effective?

Is the hepatitis a vaccine effective?

HAV vaccine: Hep a vaccine is able to provide protection after 2 weeks of administration and is effective upto 94-100%. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis a vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis a vaccine?

See below:: Side effects include: pain/redness/swelling at the injection site, fever, tiredness, headache, nausea, and loss of appetite.Remember that your doctors recommend this vaccine because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. ...Read more

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Who should not receive the hepatitis a vaccine?

Very few exceptions: People who are allergic to any part of the hepatitis a vaccine, and children under age 1 year, should not get the hepatitis a vaccine. For children 12-18 months, parents can ask their doctors about when to get the vaccine. People with vaccine allergies or other allergies can discuss the issue with their primary care doctors, to see if they should or should not get the vaccine. ...Read more

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Can everyone born in the 60's get hepatitis b vaccines?

Can everyone born in the 60's get hepatitis b vaccines?

No reason not to: The present form of the vaccine was not available to infants born in the 60's, but i see no reason for them not to get it. In fact, i believe it is required for most health care systems to offer it to any personnel that have patient contact whatever their age. ...Read more

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Why would I not respond to 4 measles vaccines and 4 hepatitis b vaccines?

Why would I not respond to 4 measles vaccines and 4 hepatitis b vaccines?

Hep B non-responders: 5-15% of people do not develop the appropriate antibodies following the 3 vaccine series for Hepatitis B. If the series is repeated and there is again no response (30-50% of people WILL respond after a second series), the person is considered a 'nonresponder'. Nonresponders should be counseled about Hep B transmission and offered HBIG if exposed. A similar immunologic response occurs with MMR ...Read more

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Can it be possible for someone to get poisoned from hepatitis b vaccines?

Can it be possible for someone to get poisoned from hepatitis b vaccines?

Poisoned?: Not sure what you mean by poisoned. Allergic reactions can happen from any vaccines. Otherwise, hep b vaccines, along with other vaccines, are quite safe. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more