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What should be done if the last dose of hepatitis a vaccine is delayed?

What should be done if the last dose of hepatitis a vaccine is delayed?

Finish when u can: Ther is no maximum interval between the required two doses. So simply get the second dose whenever you are able. You do not need to restart the series. ...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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Are hepatitis vaccines important?

Are hepatitis vaccines important?

Yes: Yes, lifetime risk of hepatitis b infection for an average human is at least 5% and its a virus that causes liver failure, need for transplnt, chronic liver disease, liver cancer and death. Hepatitis a, affects mostly adults, but can also cause acute liver failure and death and is spread by food supply contamination and poop/saliva. Hep b is spread sexually, IV drug and blood transfusion. ...Read more

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Should i get hepatitis vaccine?

Should i get hepatitis vaccine?

Confusing question: You did not provide enough background information for an answer.Questions are not linked on the site.Each should have basic information and ask a clear question. ...Read more

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Could the hepatitis vaccine hurt?

Could the hepatitis vaccine hurt?

Shots hurt: Persons experience pain with injections.That is basic to how the body is wired. The vaccine itself is quite safe and effective. ...Read more

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When and how should the hepatitis vaccine be taken?

When and how should the hepatitis vaccine be taken?

These vaccines are: Wildly effective and are recommended strongly. Specific recommendations for their administration can be found on the cdc website, along with recommendations for other childhood immunizations. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html cheers. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for hepatitis b?

Is there a vaccine for hepatitis b?

Yes: Hepatitis b is caused by a virus. Like many viruses, measles, mumps, rubella for instance, an effective vaccine is available. The vaccine for hepatitis b requires 3 injections, spread out over several months to result in immunity to hep b. If the initial series of injections are not effective, then booster shots are often given. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for hepatitis a?

Yes, a great one!: Hepatitis a vaccine has been available in the U.S. Since 1995 and was recently made a standard vaccination for children one year of age or older. This every effective 2 dose vaccine protects against a serious viral liver infection spread through contaminated food or water. It is an essential vaccine to get if you are traveling to a developing country. ...Read more

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What are the risks for taking the hepatitis vaccine?

What are the risks for taking the hepatitis vaccine?

Safe: So far the reactions can be soreness and rare fever for both hepatitis a and b vaccines occur. No other proven reactions that are more serious. ...Read more

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Who should get viral hepatitis b vaccines?

Who should get viral hepatitis b vaccines?

Most people: Infants & children, household contacts of people with hep b, people who have sex with multiple partners, people with a hx of an std, men who have sex with men, injectable drug users, healthcare works, adults with diabetes, people with chronic kidney disease, people with hiv, people with chronic liver disease, travelers to countries where hep. B is endemic. If in doubt, talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had all the vaccines except hepatitis a, does Hib mean hepatitis a?

No.: Hib is the hemophilus influenzae type b vaccine which is for a kind of bacterial infection. Hepatitis a is a different disease. ...Read more

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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