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How Long Do The Hepatitis A And B Vaccines Protect You
Likely a lifetime: This question has many variables, but our clinical and scientific/experimental experience with these vaccines suggests that life-long immunity is likely. This is demonstrated by current recommendations of not needing booster doses, even when titers are zero in a person who has been fully vaccinated. These vaccines produce strong anamnestic responses in our bodies to confer longterm protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SeriesOfShotsOnlyOnc: You need series of shots for both only once in life time according to the recommendations by CDC Hep A is given series of two shots 6 months apart Hep B is given series of 3 shots Second shot after one month and third after six months of 1st shot According to CDC both these vaccines give long term protection possibly lifelong ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does the Hepatitis B vaccine last & if you get the vaccine does that make you 100% immune from getting Hep B?
Nothing is 100%: The vaccine for Hep B is about 90% effective. It is thought to last as long as 22 years. That being said, it covers all subtypes of Hep B and is worth getting for everyone. Remember, you don't have to have sex with or share needles with an infected person to get Hep B. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I'm not sure if I've been vaccinated for Hep B before. What kinds of tests can I get to check? Is it safe to receive the vaccinate twice?
What's the latest, after exposure, that you can take the Hepatitis B vaccine and be protected, prevent infection?
Unclear.: If you are asking how long the vaccine is effective for, the three dose regimen can last a lifetime. ...Read more
2-4 wks: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Answer below.: Without more details is difficult. Look at this link. http://depts.washington.edu/hhpccweb/content/health-articles/adult-immunizations/what-you-need-know-about-hepatitis-b Halfway down the page is a table that can help. ...Read more
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
The best time to tell your partner bout herpies? and should we be using protection? also how long after using needle exposed to hep c can i get teste
Inform b4 sex: The best time to tell any sex partner about STD's or Herpes is PRIOR to any sexual encounter so they have an option to say no, if desired. Herpes is easily transmitted during its" vesicle (blister) stage and condoms don't always cover the affected areas. Hepatitis C needle exposure should be blood tested now. ...Read more
Depends on shots: The normal recommendation is shots at 0, 1 and 6 months. However, there is a 5percent failure rate of the vaccine. If it has been more than a year, you should start over.You should also get an antibody for hepatitis b which will show if the vaccine caused you to be immune or not. ...Read more
Good question: When someone gets vaccinated against hepatitis b, we can measure the level of antibodies produced. This gives us a sense of how protected people are. But, other kinds of immune cells (t cells) are also important in preventing chronic infection and we do not measure those. So protection probably lasts longer than ab do, but if you have an exposure, get tested for ab and boosted if levels are low. ...Read more
If i get the rabies shot will it protect against a previous exposure to it or will I have to get the series of shots?
Lab testing: Your HBV dna (hepatitis b viral load) should be monitored and should become undetectable. A goal of therapy is to go from having an "e antigen" (hbeag) to an "e antibody" (hbeab), but that doesn't always happen. Better yet is to convert from a surface antigen (hbsag) to a surface antibody (hbsab), but that's very uncommon. ...Read more
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