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Can I get hepatitis C from air gun vaccinations?

Can I get hepatitis C from air gun vaccinations?

Depends on device: Past jet injectors or air gun injectors used in vaccinations were able to transmit very tiny amounts of material (such as blood) from one person to another, and so were able to transmit hepatitis viruses. Current jet injection devices, if approved by the fda, are supposed to prevent cross-contamination among patients (most likely by using disposable single-dose vaccines). ...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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What side effects can I expect from hepatitis vaccinations?

What side effects can I expect from hepatitis vaccinations?

Little if any: Both vaccines (for hepatitis a and for hepatitis b) are well tolerated. Some pain at the injection site can occur. ...Read more

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What are some of the vaccinations for preventing Hepatitis?

What are some of the vaccinations for preventing Hepatitis?

The vaccinations for preventing Hepatitis include:: Hepatitis B immune globulin, Hepatitis A/hepatitis B vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine, DTP/Hib/hepatitis B vaccine, Hib/Hepatitis B Vaccine, Dtap/hepatits b/poliovirus vaccine. ...Read more

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For what reasons do we need 3 does of certain vaccinations like hepatitis b?

For what reasons do we need 3 does of certain vaccinations like hepatitis b?

Building immunity: Vaccine developers will routinely check the effect of single vs several dose programs to see what is needed to provide long term protection. If one dose works but fades after months & 3 will give you many years of protection, the 3 dose program will be the one adopted. ...Read more

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Can there be any problem if the 3 dose of hepatitis b vaccinations completed in 3 months?

Get a repeat in 12 m: It is ok to have an accelerated schedule of vaccinations for hepatitis b, but the amount of antibody your body makes if usually lower than if you got vaccines at months 0, 1 and 6. You can either get your hepatitis b surface antibody titer checked and if it is high you are protected. If low, get a repeat vaccine in 9 - 12 months. ...Read more

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What happens if you are diagnosed with hepatitis, if you go and get the vaccination will it go away?

What happens if you are diagnosed with hepatitis, if you go and get the vaccination will it go away?

No: The vaccine has no value for treatment. It is for protection before exposure. Getting it afterward is like locking the barn door after the animals run away. ...Read more

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Is it true that I need a hepatitis vaccination for traveling?

Is it true that I need a hepatitis vaccination for traveling?

Depends: Hepatitis a immunization is recommended for travel to areas of the world with problems related to clean, safe water and sewage contamination. Hbv may be recommended if you have not been immunized before. ...Read more

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If you don't have hepatitis b and you are given the hepatitis b antibody vaccination, what could happen?

It's a start.: If you finish out the series by getting another dose in a month and a third dose at 6 months, then you will be immune to hepatitis B for life. Go for it. ...Read more

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When are hepatitis vaccinations issued to newborns?

When are hepatitis vaccinations issued to newborns?

Original studies:nbn: Some of the initial studies verifying the benefits of hep b were done in hawaii where there was a long hx of maternal to child transmission.The administration at birth to all willing participants allowed hawaii to be the first state seeing a decline in hep b in its population. Since that time various practitioners follow different protocols. I give it at birth. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hepatitis b with vaccination?

Yes: About 5% of the us population has a genetic background that makes them unable to respond to the hepatitis b vaccine. If you work in a high risk occupation (like health care) or engage in higher risk behaviors, it is best to have your hepatitis b surface antibody titer checked to make sure you responded. People who don't respond get different management if they have a high risk exposure. ...Read more

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What should I expect from a hepatitis b vaccination?

Hepatitis B: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is fairly benign. It is a 3 dose series with the second dose 1-2 months after the first and the third dose 4-6 months after the second. Side effects are very mild with low grade fever and soreness at the injection site. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b vaccination for 0, 7 , 21 day schedule - can I actually get my third shot later than the 21st day?

Hepatitis b vaccination for 0, 7 , 21 day schedule - can I actually get my third shot later than the 21st day?

Yes: This booster can be delayed for a considerable period without losing the benefit. I would plan to get it as the long term benefit of the first two is not maintained unless you get the 3rd. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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