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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
Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses, including most commonly hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c, or by toxins (eg alcohol). The liver swells, it doesn't work properly leading to a failure to detoxify some biochemical substances, and a failure to excrete bilirubin, leading to jaundice. Some cases are fatal, ...Read more
Hep a &b vaccines: Hepatitis b vaccine is good for at least 25 years as we know now if you had successful series of three vaccines and same will hold true for hep a vaccine series of two shots 6 months apart as we know now no boosters are being given or contemplated to these vaccines, but these vaccines are relatively new and how long immunity will last, will it be life long or not is not known at this time. ...Read more
By getting the twinrix vaccine for hepatitis a&b, does this make you immune to both, which means you are protected from getting either of the viruses?
Twinrix Vaccine: Yes. Two viruses one shot to begin getting immune to both. Ingenious. ...Read more
No: The hepatitis a vaccine is given as a series of 2 injections over 6 months. Once it is given, a lab test can be performed to establish if it was successful. Once the blood test shows the presence of hepatitis a antibody in your blood you are immune from contracting hepatitis a only. There is also a vaccine available for hepatitis b but there is no vaccine available for hepatitis c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a hepatitis A vaccine six days ago and have been feeling nauseous since the day after the vaccine. Is this normal? How long should it last?
Should resolve: Side effects of the hepatitis A vaccine usually are mild. Soreness at the site of injection is common. Less commonly, recipients may complain of headache or fatigue, some nausea and abdominal discomfort. This should not last more than week. If it does, see your MD for assessment. Remember that hepatitis A vaccine is two shots, spaced 6 months apart. You may or may not have similar symptoms ...Read more
Do most hospitals and clinics require you to get hepatitis a and b vaccines before being employed there?
Should a 16 year old homosexual male get vaccinated for HPV before he becomes sexually active? What about the vaccines for Hepatitis A and B?
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