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Reaction To Hepatitis B Vaccine In Children
See below:: The majority of people who receive the Hepatitis B Vaccine (65%) do not experience any reactions to it. About 3% of those immunized will develop pain and tenderness where the shot was given; low-grade fever occurs in about 1% to 6% of vaccine recipients. Serious reactions are "extremely rare." in far less than 1 out of 10, 000 shots given, or about .001%, a serious allergic reactions may occur. ...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
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
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
VIS Statement : There is a vaccine information statement put out by the cdc that lists it's indications. As a pediatrician , i think everyone should get the vaccine. It is universally recommended for everyone under age 19 and for many categories of others including those with more than one sex partner, household contacts of people with hepatitis b, people with chronic renal or liver disease and other categories. ...Read more
More shots: You can repeat the vaccine series, or get periodic boosters until you hbsab becomes positive. ...Read more
Proteins: It works by including one of the viral surface proteins. This causes one's immune system to react and create protective antibodies for the hepatitis b virus. It takes several of the vaccines to get the adequate amount of antibody necessary to protect from disease. Great Question! ...Read more
No: The person should now be immune.Get a more detailed answer ›
Unclear.: If you are asking how long the vaccine is effective for, the three dose regimen can last a lifetime. ...Read more
Yes: Anyone can have a reaction to the vaccines. There have been some reported cases of lupus developing after hep b. There have been reports of increased autism especially in boys after hbv (although literature insists there is no causal link between vaccines and autism). Swelling and hardness at the site. If no risk factors for hepatitis, consider if you really want the vaccine. ...Read more
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
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
Good question: When someone gets vaccinated against hepatitis b, we can measure the level of antibodies produced. This gives us a sense of how protected people are. But, other kinds of immune cells (t cells) are also important in preventing chronic infection and we do not measure those. So protection probably lasts longer than ab do, but if you have an exposure, get tested for ab and boosted if levels are low. ...Read more
No: Nothing bad--get the 3rd dose when you can. At worst, you may need additional boosters. That can be determined by a hbsab test after you complete the series. If it's positive, it means you're immune. ...Read more
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
1 month: For conventional 3 dose schedule, distance between the first & second dose should be 1-2 months apart & the third dose 6 months after first vaccine of hepatitis b. The vaccine series need not restarted if there has been delay in getting booster dosing. There is an accelerated schedule with intervals: 1st dose, 2nd dose day 7 & third dose on day 21. This schedule requires a 4th dose in one year. ...Read more
Is it ok to take the second does of hepatitis b vaccine after 1 month and 2 week or should I repeat it?
What to do about hepatitis b vaccine - can you re-start the series if you don't know how many you've taken?
Yes: If you think you completed the series you can have a blood test to see if your protection level is good. If you started the series, the same testing should show some effect and you might be able to just take a booster or two to be done. It does not hurt to start over with the full series. ...Read more
I took the first hepatitis b vaccine 1 month and 2 weeks ago should I repeat it or take the second one now?
HEP B: Per https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hbv/vaccadults.htm - "Give a 3-dose series at 0, 1, and 6 mos. 1 dose Give dose #2 at least 4 wks after #1; then, give dose #3 at least 8 wks after dose #2 and at least 16 wks after dose #1." Would take second dose now. ...Read more
Would a hepatitis b vaccine be needed for a person who is hepbs ag positive who later becomes hepbs ag negative?
I i took hepatitis b vaccine the first shot subcutaneously , but my friend told me that it should be given intramuscularly ,What should i do now ?
Maybe not: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is 2-3 shots. Some people may have protective antibodies for life, but many people's antibodies decrease as time goes by. Any person at high risk of contact with blood should get his antibody level checked, and get booster shots if his level is low. High risk persons include anyone with a household member who carries hepatitis b, healthcare workers, first responders, etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
No repeat: It doesn't matter very much when the third dose is taken. Five months is OK. You do not need to restart the whole series of injections. ...Read more
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