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Hepatitis Vaccine Delayed
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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