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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

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Hib (Definition)

A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. The risk of Hib vaccine causing serious harm or death is extremely small. Most people who get Hib vaccine do not have any problems with it. Mild Problems: Redness, warmth, or swelling where the shot was given (up to one fourth of children), Fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit (up to 1 out of 20 children). If these problems happen, the usually start within a day of vaccination. They may last ...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?

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

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What is in the hepatitis b vaccine? How does it work?

Proteins: It works by including one of the viral surface proteins. This causes one's immune system to react and create protective antibodies for the hepatitis b virus. It takes several of the vaccines to get the adequate amount of antibody necessary to protect from disease. Great Question! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis b vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis b vaccine?

See below:: The majority of people who receive the Hepatitis B Vaccine (65%) do not experience any reactions to it. About 3% of those immunized will develop pain and tenderness where the shot was given; low-grade fever occurs in about 1% to 6% of vaccine recipients. Serious reactions are "extremely rare." in far less than 1 out of 10, 000 shots given, or about .001%, a serious allergic reactions may occur. ...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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Is the hepatitis b vaccine effective for life?

Maybe not: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is 2-3 shots. Some people may have protective antibodies for life, but many people's antibodies decrease as time goes by. Any person at high risk of contact with blood should get his antibody level checked, and get booster shots if his level is low. High risk persons include anyone with a household member who carries hepatitis b, healthcare workers, first responders, etc... ...Read more

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Could i give hepatitis b vaccine intravenously?

Could i give hepatitis b vaccine intravenously?

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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What would happen if a hepatitis B patient got the hepatitis b vaccine?

What would happen if a hepatitis B patient got the hepatitis b vaccine?

Nothing special: The vaccine is a synthetic replica of hep B antigens and is designed to help the body develop Hep B antibodies without experiencing the disease.Since they will already have hep B antibodies from thee prior illness, the vaccine at most could provide a small boost in antibody level. However, this has no effect on any existing hep B problem. ...Read more

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If I missed the third dose of hepatitis b vaccine for 5 months should I repeat it?

If I missed the third dose of hepatitis b vaccine for 5 months should I repeat it?

No repeat: It doesn't matter very much when the third dose is taken. Five months is OK. You do not need to restart the whole series of injections. ...Read more

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What is an employers responsibility in reference to hepatitis b vaccine?

What is an employers responsibility in reference to hepatitis b vaccine?

Offer vaccination: Osha requires employers to offer the vaccination to workers who are at higher risk to exposure to blood and/or body secretions such as health care workers and first responders. The vaccine should be without cost to the employee. ...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?

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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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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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


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