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Is It Safe To Get The Hepatitis B Vaccine While Pregnant Or As A Small Child
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Yes and yes: Hepatitis b vaccine appears to have no harmful effects on pregnant women, fetuses, and babies. Women at low risk for hepb can get their shots after delivery. Babies get their hepb shot shortly after birth, and hepa shot at 18-24 months. Hepatitis a vaccine has less safety information than hepb vaccine, but hepa vaccine also appears to be safe during pregnancy, if a woman can't wait until delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok if some of the rotavirus vaccine didn't get fully ingested by my baby? Would it be less effective?
Yes It is recommende: Tdap Vaccine contains antigen for thre diseases T for Tatanus D for Diptheria P for Pertusis (Whooping Cough)I It is recmmended to be given to Pregnant Mothers between 27 and 36 weeks of gestation to pass the passive immunity for Pertussis to the New Born Even if she has had this vaccine ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: All vaccines have a known failure percentage with some more than others. Measles as part of the MMR was given as a single dose to many kids up until the mid 1990's when it became evident a 2nd dose was needed.Today we occasionally see local measles after exposure to imported (international travel) cases.Docs can verify your protective antibodies with a blood test. ...Read more
Yes: It has been shown in extensive research to be safe in this situation. ...Read more
Is it harmful to have an extra dose of hepatitis a vaccine or to repeat the entire hepatitis a vaccine series?
Why do babies need to get a hep b vaccine in the hospital and not later on in life when it is safer?
Is it appropriate to use antiviral therapy to pregnant woman who is HBeAg (+) immune active phase.Will it affect the embryo? how well does it work if the fetus is injected with hepatitis B vaccine born within 12 hours? Will it have any side effects?
Complicated issue: Hepatitis B treatment during pregnancy recommendation must be dealt with individually. Those with high viral loads or at high risk for transmission or hepatic decompensation may be advised to start antiviral therapy. Often a maternal fetal medicine expert or infectious disease specialist will be consulted to help advise. ...Read more
Is it safe for someone who has received the zostavax vaccine to be near a newborn? If not, how many days should they wait before it is safe again?
Is it safe to get a hepatitis b vaccine while on anabolic steroids? Hepatitis b vaccine
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
No: The vaccine haters have flittered like butterflys from one issue to the next. For a time they blamed cerebral palsy on vaccines, then crib death and now autism. The rumor mill wanders back and forth for any issue that is hard to explain.The vaccine has been used extensively in hawaii starting with a newborn dose for 2 decades and no such assooociation has been reported. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What does it mean when you get the hepatitis b vaccine (all 3 series) but titer still shows no immunity?
Nonresponder?: People who do not mount immune response following a primary 3 dose series should have the entire series repeated. Inappropriate dose /admininistration, chronic disease and habits can can cause this. ...Read more
Lifetime protection: Years ago they targeted risk groups for the vaccine & it made no dent in the hep b in the country.In hawaii where it sometimes passed mom to baby, they started giving it to all babies & started to see a drop at all ages. Use in infants protects them for a lifetime, no mater what type of lifestyle or exposures they have.I have seen a 9mo with hep b chronic hepatitis/failure & it wasn't pretty. ...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
Employees=yes: There are such infection control requirements for employees in a hospital or clinic setting. This often includes not only hep B, but vaccines for the full range of potentially contagious diseases. Annual flu vaccines are also a common requirement. This is commonly set to prevent spread of contagious disease to patients and limit liability to the hospital if the employee is exposed in their work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepatitis B: Hepatitis b can lead to liver cancer and death. If one gets infected with this virus as an adult there is more of a likelihood of a chronic active infection. But if you have no risks: not sexually active, no working in healthcare where you may be exposed to blood, not around any shared needles in a drug use environment then your risks are relatively low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: But if one is not immune, it is really, really a good idea. ...Read more
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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