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Doctor insights on: Is It Harmful To Have An Extra Dose Of Hepatitis A Vaccine

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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


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What should be done if the last dose of hepatitis a vaccine is delayed?

What should be done if the last dose of hepatitis a vaccine is delayed?

Finish when u can: Ther is no maximum interval between the required two doses. So simply get the second dose whenever you are able. You do not need to restart the series. ...Read more

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Is the hepatitis a vaccine safe?

Is the hepatitis a vaccine safe?

Yes, very safe: The hepatitis a vaccine is very safe and very effective. It is one of the newer vaccines, and is not a live-virus vaccine. Millions of children and adults have gotten the vaccine without problems. ...Read more

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Is the hepatitis a vaccine effective?

Is the hepatitis a vaccine effective?

HAV vaccine: Hep a vaccine is able to provide protection after 2 weeks of administration and is effective upto 94-100%. ...Read more

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How is the hepatitis a vaccine given?

How is the hepatitis a vaccine given?

2 or 3 shot series: Hepatitis a vaccines come in 2-shot and 3-shot series. Sometimes, hepa and hepb vaccines are combined in the same shot. ...Read more

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Reactions to hepatitis a vaccine common?

No: Hepatitis a vaccine rarely causes any reactions. It is a killed vaccine so there is no active disease with it. Hepatitis a is one of the most vaccine- preventable viruses. ...Read more

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Is it crucial my teenage son have the hepatitis a vaccine?

Depends: Depends where you live. In texas it is a required vaccine if you want to attend school as there are more cases of hepatitis a as compared to some other states. ...Read more

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Who should not receive the hepatitis a vaccine?

Very few exceptions: People who are allergic to any part of the hepatitis a vaccine, and children under age 1 year, should not get the hepatitis a vaccine. For children 12-18 months, parents can ask their doctors about when to get the vaccine. People with vaccine allergies or other allergies can discuss the issue with their primary care doctors, to see if they should or should not get the vaccine. ...Read more

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After hepatitis a vaccine, I have pains in body?

After hepatitis a vaccine, I have pains in body?

Side effect: One of the side effect of hepatitis a vaccine is myalgia. Which means muscle pain. It is usually transient. ...Read more

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

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

See below:: Side effects include: pain/redness/swelling at the injection site, fever, tiredness, headache, nausea, and loss of appetite.Remember that your doctors recommend this vaccine because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...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