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Is it safe to get hepatitis a vaccine if I am immunocompromised?

Is it safe to get hepatitis a vaccine if I am immunocompromised?

Depends: There are different hep a vaccines and some have different contraindications. Depending on your degree of immunocompromise, the vaccine may still be safe but also may be less effective. ...Read more

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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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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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Who should get the hepatitis a vaccine before traveling?

Adults & Children: Hepatitis a is more common in many parts of the world. Healthy adults and children should be protected prior to travel. Pregnant women who cannot delay their travel plans need vaccination too since they are at high risk of a complication due to hepatitis a illness. People with underlying immune problems should check with their doctor prior to vaccination or international travel. ...Read more

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Do I need to get a hepatitis a vaccine before traveling to asia?

Do I need to get a hepatitis a vaccine before traveling to asia?

Should get one: Hepatitis a is endemic (routinely found) in asia. Transmitted by bad food, water-fecal/oral route. Can cause jaundice, fatigue; 1% mortality rate from acute liver failure; does not cause chronic liver disease. Vaccine takes 2 weeks to kick in; 2 shots for long-term immunity; 1st shot will get you through the trip. Worth doing it. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I get a form for a hepatitis a vaccine?

Wanted to know where can I get a form for a hepatitis a vaccine?

Hepatitis A: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/contacts-state.html http://www.Cdc.Gov/hepatitis/a/afaq.Htm.

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I'm leaving for my trip in a few days. Can I still get the hepatitis a vaccine?

Yes: Yes, you can and should, it just may not be as effective. This is especially true if this would be your first dose as hepatitis a vaccine is a 2 dose series meant to be spaced apart by 6 months. Get an appt asap and get this squared away. ...Read more

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Vaccine shots; what are the consequences if you get your hepatitis a vaccine but don't get hepatitis b shot?

Vaccine shots; what are the consequences if you get your hepatitis a vaccine but don't get hepatitis b shot?

Immunity only Hep A: If you had 2 shot series for hepatitis a you are immune from that viral illness for life. There is a combination hep a/hep b vaccine but it sounds like you were not offered that choice & were started on hep a vaccine alone. Talk to your provider about adding hep b vaccine series now as a series of three doses. ...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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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