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Duration Of The Hepatitis B Vaccine
One Dose Not Enough: Hepatitis B virus occurs world wide; is a cause of serious liver disease; is transmitted thru blood/body fluids. Immunization is effective for prevention & post-exposure management. Vaccination after 2 doses provides protection in up to 80% of recipients and protects 90-95% after 3 doses. Blood test to confirm immunity after vaccination recommended for certain risk groups. Discuss with doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
We do not use in US: We do not use TB vaccine in us because bcg is not very effective way to prevent tb.But it is given in some countries and BCG Live attenuated vaccine efficasy last upto 10 years if given at birth.It is effacasious in preventing TB meningitis in children and not that effective in preventing pulmonary tuberculosis. ...Read more
1-2 days: Most of the time, it should not cause any symptoms. Rarely it can cause discomfort for couple days. ...Read more
Interesting ?: The substance injected probably last a few weeks at most. But the response brought about by the vaccine series (all 3 shots) may last forever. I ugh eat checking titters after vaccination in high-risk patients then checking levels again every ten years. Boosters given if needed. ...Read more
Can be lifetime : Most people clear HBV within several weeks but some never clear it especially if acquired neonatally. ...Read more
Maybe lifelong but..: We really are not 100% certain. Cdc feels--if high risk--test every 2 years (e.g. Vet working in rabies zone) latest who consensus is every 10 years. In general, if continued risk, recommend periodic retesting titers though immunity may persist even when antibodies are no longer detectable. Cdc rule? If the titer. ...Read more
Depends: If the patient has never received a dose, or is an infant with an immature immune system, the benefit of a single dose is variable.Months for the infant, and maybe a year or so for the adult. If a person (any age) has completed the primary series of childhood doses, the booster lasts 5-10 yrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing question: I'll assume you had the vaccine before pregnancy or early in life. If you have proper antibody levels to the viruses in the vaccine, it protects the fetus from injury or death if you developed the disease during pregnancy. Your OB can check antibody levels prior to any pregnancy & if normal you would not need another. ...Read more
Acute hepatitis B: After being infected with the hepatitis b virus, there is usually an incubation period of 1-4 months. The constitutional symptoms which follow may include loss of appetite, nausea, jaundice, and discomfort in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Treatment is usually supportive in nature. The symptoms and jaundice typically resolve after 1-3 months, but fatigue may be prolonged. ...Read more
About 2 years: 2+ years.Get a more detailed answer ›
Uncertain: We really are not 100% certain. Cdc feels--if high risk--test every 2 years (e.g. Vet working in rabies zone) latest who consensus is every 10 years. In general, if continued risk, recommend periodic retesting titers though immunity may persist even when antibodies are no longer detectable. Cdc rule? If the titer. ...Read more
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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