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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of The Hepatitis B Vaccine In Infants

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Is hepatitis b vaccine safe? And does it have side effects?

Is hepatitis b vaccine safe? And does it have side effects?

COMPLETELY SAFE: FEW complications...swelling at local site of injection maybe mild fever

DO IT! BE WISE.....IMMUNIZE!

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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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How long does the hepatitis b vaccine stay in your baby?

How long does the hepatitis b vaccine stay in your baby?

Hep B vaccine: Hepatitis b vaccine is supposed to confer lifelong immunity so your baby should be protected. ...Read more

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Does my baby really need the hepatitis b vaccine, living in a typical suburb in the u.S.?

Does my baby really need the hepatitis b vaccine, living in a typical suburb in the u.S.?

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

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Can a hepatitis b vaccine war off?

Can a hepatitis b vaccine war off?

Depends: If you do not complete the 3 dose series the effectiveness may wain over time. Since it has only been available since 1986, it may take some time to see if it has a lifelong benefit. ...Read more

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Can I get hepatitis b vaccine pill?

Can I get hepatitis b vaccine pill?

No: There are oral medicines that can be used to treat the virus but the vaccine is only injectable ...Read more

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How much is a hepatitis b vaccine now?

How much is a hepatitis b vaccine now?

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

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Can the hepatitis b vaccine ever expire?

Can the hepatitis b vaccine ever expire?

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

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What can be done if hepatitis b vaccine didn't work?

What can be done if hepatitis b vaccine didn't work?

More shots: You can repeat the vaccine series, or get periodic boosters until you hbsab becomes positive. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take the hepatitis b vaccine series twice?

Is it ok to take the hepatitis b vaccine series twice?

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

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How often should my child receive hepatitis b vaccine?

How often should my child receive hepatitis b vaccine?

3-dose series,: Hepatitis b vaccination is typically given; 1st dose within 24 hours of birth, 2nd dose at 1-2 months of age, and 3rd dose at 6 mos. Same vaccination can be started at any age with same intervals, i.e., 0, 1, and 6 month. ...Read more

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How long could hepatitis b vaccine stay in your system?

Unclear.: If you are asking how long the vaccine is effective for, the three dose regimen can last a lifetime. ...Read more

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Can there be some unwelcome effect on hepatitis b vaccine?

Can there be some unwelcome effect on hepatitis b vaccine?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Reaction to hepatitis B vaccine?

What is the definition or description of: Reaction to hepatitis B vaccine?

Fever and Swelling: The most typical reactions we see to Hep B vaccine are fever and local swelling around the site, within 72 hours of being vaccinated. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to get a hepatitis b vaccine? I'm in my 60s and in good health.

Hepatitis B: 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

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What occurs when I give hepatitis b vaccine intravenously instead of intramuscularly?

What occurs when I give hepatitis b vaccine intravenously instead of intramuscularly?

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

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Will the hepatitis b vaccine raise my child's risk of sids?

Will the hepatitis b vaccine raise my child's risk of sids?

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

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Will a hepatitis b vaccine elevated liver function studies?

No: This should not happen as the vaccine has reactivity with your immune system, not your liver. ...Read more

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Does hepatitis b vaccine made by human serum or in laboratory?

Does hepatitis b vaccine made by human serum or in laboratory?

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

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Could the hepatitis b vaccine bring out my latent TB symptoms?

Unlikely: It is not a live vaccine but rather an inactivated one. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis b vaccine available for babies in a californian hospital?

Hep B vaccine: Absolutely available in virtually every hospital in the usa. ...Read more

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What to do about hepatitis b vaccine should start a multiple sclerosis?

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.

Can a hepatitis B vaccine cause slightly increased AST levels (mine is 39 now), my first injection was one month ago.

Hep B elevated LFT's: The vaccine can cause a mild elevation in your liver function tests which should normalize within a few weeks. However, if you become symptomatic, please see your physician. ...Read more

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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

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Does hepatitis b vaccine prevent jaundice?

Does hepatitis b vaccine prevent jaundice?

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

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Can hepatitis b vaccine cause hepatitis b?

Can hepatitis b vaccine cause hepatitis b?

No: The shot contains no living material. It is created in the lab and has no potential for causing disease. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need a hepatitis b vaccine?

How do I know if I need a hepatitis b vaccine?

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

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Hepatitis b vaccine is wearing off, what to do?

Get a booster: If you have concerns about waning immunity, you can receive a booster dose. If you had the primary series or part of it, this will help. ...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


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Hepatitis B Vaccine (Definition)

The hepatitis B vaccine protects against hepatitis B, a serious viral disease that damages the liver. This vaccine is one of the recommended childhood immunizations, but many adults also ...Read more