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How often should my child receive hepatitis b vaccine?

How often should my child receive hepatitis b vaccine?

3-dose series, : Hepatitis b vaccination is typically given; 1st dose within 24 hours of birth, 2nd dose at 1-2 months of age, and 3rd dose at 6 mos. Same vaccination can be started at any age with same intervals, i.e., 0, 1, and 6 month. ...Read more

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Can we take hep b vaccine after booster dose?

Can we take hep b vaccine after booster dose?

Confusing question: You can take a hep b vaccine under most any circumstances. I would not take it within 4-6 weeks of taking a significant amount of Prednisone or similar drug, as it would weaken or impair the response.It can be taken with another vaccine or in the same time period. ...Read more

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How much immunity does the first Hepatitis B vaccine shot provide?

How much immunity does the first Hepatitis B vaccine shot provide?

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 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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How often do yuo get the hep a & hep b vaccine?

How often do yuo get the hep a & hep b vaccine?

Hep A and B vaccines: Hep a vaccinations is given as 2 shots at least 6 months apart. Hep b is a series of 3 shots given within a 6 month period (first dose, then 2months and 6 months after the first dose). Once these regimens are completed, you should not require further doses. ...Read more

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How often are you supposed to get the hep a & hep b vaccine?

How often are you supposed to get the hep a & hep b vaccine?

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 more

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Why give newborns a hep b vaccine?

Why give newborns a hep b vaccine?

Prevention: Hep b vaccine is used to prevent one from getting hepatitis b liver infection. By proctecting from infection you also are decreasing the possibility of liver cancer in later life which often happens as a result of infection. ...Read more

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Can the hepatitis b vaccine ever expire?

Can the hepatitis b vaccine ever expire?

Confusing question: The material we stock at the office does have an expiration date, otherwise known as a use before date.I sense that is not your question. If you complete the series of Hepatitis B Vaccine it is thought to confer lifelong immunity unless you suffer some form of immune altering illness or treatment in the future. ...Read more

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Can someone with hep b still get the vaccination?

Can someone with hep b still get the vaccination?

Not for HepB: Some one who has already Hep B infection the vaccine will do nothing and is not indicated But all other Vaccines can be given ...Read more

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Is it possible to exposed to hepititis b after vaccine shots?

YES: Of course it is possible either you have had vaccineor not. If you are vaccinated likely you are protected if exposed if not you possibly can become infected with hep b virus. ...Read more

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When should one get the hep b vaccine?

When should one get the hep b vaccine?

At birth,2&6months: All children are given first dose after birth, second at 1month and third at 5-6 month age adults or children who were not immunised may be given hepb, vaccine 2nd dose imonth after the first and third dose 4months after second dose. ...Read more

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How long will the hepatitis b immunization protects individuals?

Up to 2 decades: Hepatitis b immunization provides protection against symptomatic acute infections and chronic hepatitis b infection. ...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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Who should get viral hepatitis b vaccines?

Who should get viral hepatitis b vaccines?

Things to ponder: Hep B is a hardy virus, with infection documented from an accidental needle stick while cleaning out a house vacant X 6mo. It is a blood borne & sexually transmitted disease that is a leading cause of liver failure/ liver cancer & need for transplant. Anyone who might have exposure to another person's blood at any time in their life can benefit from the protection. ...Read more

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How many times must one get vaccinated to become immune to hepatitis b virus?

How many times must one get vaccinated to become immune to hepatitis b virus?

The course is: Three doses over six months. As long as one develops the protective antibody (anti-hbs), one is immune. It is known that the antibody levels wane over time but it appears that immunity lasts longer than detectable antibody. But unclear if it is lifelong. ...Read more

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How long do hepatitis a and b vaccines protect you?

How long do hepatitis a and b vaccines protect you?

Varies: Immunization should normally protect you for life, but in some individuals, the immunity fades away, in this case a booster shot may be needed, others may never be protected even after multiple series of shots, specially for hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take the hepatitis b vaccine series twice?

Is it ok to take the hepatitis b vaccine series twice?

Yes: Small percentage of people do not develop adequate response to the hepatitis b vaccine, even after three doses. They can get another series of vaccination especially if affected individuals are at high risk to get infected with hepatitis b. ...Read more

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How do u detect hepatitis a and/or hepatitis b infection(s) when u have been immunized with twinrix? Antibody level would b high due 2 vaccination.

Answer: For detecting acute infection we look for hepatitis antigen. Then there are certain antibodies that are specific for acute verses chronic infection and immunized status as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a hepatitis b vaccine while on anabolic steroids? Hepatitis b vaccine anabolic steroids

Is it safe to get a hepatitis b vaccine while on anabolic steroids? Hepatitis b vaccine
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Yes: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is not a live vaccine but is made from dna particles only and cannot cause infection. It is well tolerated and safe. This vaccine is given even to newborn babies (in a smaller dose) 3 doses will normally give immunity for life. There is an accelerated dosing given to those traveling into high risk zones--this dosing requires a later fourth dose. Bad disease--get protected! ...Read more

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