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Side Effects Of The Hepatitis B Vaccine In Infants
FEW complications...swelling at local site of injection maybe mild fever
DO IT! BE WISE.....IMMUNIZE!
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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
Hep B vaccine: Hepatitis b vaccine is supposed to confer lifelong immunity so your baby should be protected. ...Read more
Lifetime protection: Years ago they targeted risk groups for the vaccine & it made no dent in the hep b in the country. In hawaii where it sometimes passed mom to baby, they started giving it to all babies & started to see a drop at all ages. Use in infants protects them for a lifetime, no mater what type of lifestyle or exposures they have. I have seen a 9mo with hep b chronic hepatitis/failure & it wasn't pretty. ...Read more
Cost of HepB VACCINE:
The cost varies from state to statein a walk in clinic or health dept average cost is 60 dollars
in physician office average cos is 120 dollars
and you need three shots so multiply that with three, that's the cost. ...Read more
Confusing question: The material we stock at the office does have an expiration date, otherwise known as a use before date. I sense that is not your question. If you complete the series of Hepatitis B Vaccine it is thought to confer lifelong immunity unless you suffer some form of immune altering illness or treatment in the future. ...Read more
More shots: You can repeat the vaccine series, or get periodic boosters until you hbsab becomes positive. ...Read more
Yes: Small percentage of people do not develop adequate response to the hepatitis b vaccine, even after three doses. They can get another series of vaccination especially if affected individuals are at high risk to get infected with hepatitis b. ...Read more
Unclear.: If you are asking how long the vaccine is effective for, the three dose regimen can last a lifetime. ...Read more
Yes: Anyone can have a reaction to the vaccines. There have been some reported cases of lupus developing after hep b. There have been reports of increased autism especially in boys after hbv (although literature insists there is no causal link between vaccines and autism). Swelling and hardness at the site. If no risk factors for hepatitis, consider if you really want the vaccine. ...Read more
Hepatitis b can lead to liver cancer and death. If one gets infected with this virus as an adult there is more of a likelihood of a chronic active infection.
But if you have no risks: not sexually active, no working in healthcare where you may be exposed to blood, not around any shared needles in a drug use environment then your risks are relatively low. ...Read more
Why ever?: The purpose of a vaccine is to stimulate the immune system. To do that it is injected into muscle or fatty tissue where it is processed slowly by the active immune system to stimulate antibody formation. Inject it IV and it has minimal and brief contact with the immune system and will be deconstructed by the liver or washed out through the kidneys within hours. ...Read more
No: The vaccine haters have flittered like butterflys from one issue to the next. For a time they blamed cerebral palsy on vaccines, then crib death and now autism. The rumor mill wanders back and forth for any issue that is hard to explain. The vaccine has been used extensively in hawaii starting with a newborn dose for 2 decades and no such assooociation has been reported. ...Read more
No: This should not happen as the vaccine has reactivity with your immune system, not your liver. ...Read more
Unlikely: It is not a live vaccine but rather an inactivated one. ...Read more
Not plasma or serum: The hepatitis B vaccine that came out around 1981 was made using human plasma, and was very safe. In 1986, a new vaccine was approved that was made with DNA technology. We currently have 2 brands of hepatitis B vaccine in the US, and both are made with DNA technology, not from human serum. ...Read more
Hep B vaccine: Absolutely available in virtually every hospital in the usa. ...Read more
Hep B vaccine: Hepatitis b vaccine does not cause MS. It is not contraindicated if you have MS--it is not a live vaccine and cannot make you sick with the virus. Someone who is on treatment for MS may possibly not respond to the vaccine due to a weakened immune system. But it is not dangerous. I hope this answers your question, which is very unclear... ...Read more
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Can a hepatitis B vaccine cause slightly increased AST levels (mine is 39 now), my first injection was one month ago.
I've had all my vaccines except hepatitis b vaccine. Do I need it to become a phlebotomist? If so, what are the risks of getting it?
Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b vaccine began being given to all U.S. Children in 1984. There is a blood test to make sure you are immune or not to it. There is not any risk of getting this vaccination. I would imagine that all ethical labs that employ phlebotomists would require hepatitis b immunity. ...Read more
Only HepB jaundice: Hepatitis b vaccine will only prevent the jaundice caused by hepb virus infection (and hepa vaccine will likewise only prevent jaundice caused by hepa virus). Jaundice from other causes will not be prevented. Examples are newborn jaundice, hepatitis c, bile duct malformations, gallstones or gallbladder disease, alcoholic liver damage, other viral hepatitis, etc... ...Read more
VIS Statement: There is a vaccine information statement put out by the cdc that lists it's indications. As a pediatrician, I think everyone should get the vaccine. It is universally recommended for everyone under age 19 and for many categories of others including those with more than one sex partner, household contacts of people with hepatitis b, people with chronic renal or liver disease and other categories. ...Read more