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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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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 it possible for the second dose of hepatitis b shot to be administered just two weeks after the first dose?

Is it possible for the second dose of hepatitis b shot to be administered just two weeks after the first dose?

Nope: That is too short of an interval between doses. While doing that second dose won't hurt you, it won't count toward the doses needed for full protection. There has to be a minimum of 4 weeks between doses 1 & 2 for hepatits b vaccine. ...Read more

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Is another dose of hep b vaccine dangerous if you already had 3 vaccines of it about a year ago?

Is another dose of hep b vaccine dangerous if you already had 3 vaccines of it about a year ago?

No: It's not dangerous, but probably not necessary. It's possible that it will strengthen your immunity. ...Read more

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Is it ok to be pregnant in your 5th month of tb treatment or one month after tb treatment?

Is it ok to be pregnant in your 5th month of tb treatment or one month after tb treatment?

More info needed: There are several different medications use to treat TB. What type of TB treatment are you receiving? Are you referring to Active TB (you are sick from the TB bacteria) or Latent TB (positive screening test for TB). Recommendation will vary depending on the type of treatment you are receiving, In general, if you are being treated for active TB, best advise is to avoid pregnancy. ...Read more

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If one has a negative nuclear stress test, should another be given in the future? How often should the heart be stressed?

If one has a negative nuclear stress test, should another be given in the future?  How often should the heart be stressed?

Depends: The standard "warranty period" for a normal nuclear stress test is about 2 years. With that in mind, it is not recommended to order repeat stress tests after someone has a normal test, unless you are having symptoms that are concerning for possible heart disease. ...Read more

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If one had a light course of encephalitis before, is the vaccine against it still needed? Or the organism develops antibodies?

If one had a light course of encephalitis before, is the vaccine against it still needed? Or the organism develops antibodies?

More than one cause: Encephalitis means inflammation of the brain. There are many viruses, bacteria and other organisms that can cause it. If you recover from a mild case of viral encephalitis you are likely immune to that virus but not to a multitude of other viruses. Even with a seemingly single virus, e.g. Dengue, there may be multiple strains and infection with one may not protect against others. ...Read more

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What can be done about a rash from the diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine?

What can be done about a rash from the diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine?

Depends on type: The answer to this question truly depends on what type of rash you have and where it is located. If you have had an urticarial (hive-like) reaction to the vaccine, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would be helpful to clear the rash. If it is contact type of rash located close to the injection site, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may also be helpful, as well as cool compresses and a topical hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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Is it ok if some of the rotavirus vaccine didn't get fully ingested by my baby? Would it be less effective?

Is it ok if some of the rotavirus vaccine didn't get fully  ingested by my baby? Would it be less effective?

Rotavirus: It is ok and the vaccine should be effective, but you need to know that some kids will develop rotavirus infection with the wild type even if they are vaccinated. ...Read more

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I have to get a hepatitis b titer because the time frame of my hep b series. What does the titer procedure consist of? Also, should my results be okay

I have to get a hepatitis b titer because the time frame of my hep b series. What does the titer procedure consist of? Also, should my results be okay

Lots of people...: Lots of people get their hep b titers done. It is a simple blood test (just like getting a cholesterol test). The advantage of getting the titer done is that the titer will indicate whether or not booster vaccinations are needed now. If the titer is too low, booster shots are usually needed, regardless of the timing of the shots in the past. ...Read more

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Why is the HIV DNA PCR test not recommended after 4 weeks of exposure? Would it still be a good measure if used past a 3 month time frame?

Why is the HIV DNA PCR test not recommended after 4 weeks of exposure? Would it still be a good measure if used past a 3 month time frame?

HIV RNA PCR: It is completely diagnostic at four weeks. Who told you otherwise? But it must be combined with one of the newer generation antibody tests in case you happen to have a natural ability to suppress the viral replication. ...Read more

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Is there a test that can be given to determine if one has consumed alcohol within the last 24 hour period?

Is there a test that can be given to determine if one has consumed alcohol within the last 24 hour period?

Breathalyzer: Breathalyzer or blood testing would accomplish this. The liver metabolizes alcohol at a set rate so the size of a person can make a difference in how long it is detectable. This would also vary depending on how much alcohol was consumed in that 24hr period. If a small enough amount is consumed it might not be detectible even a few hours later. ...Read more

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I have been administered first rabipur vaccine on intragluteal region.Says in instructions should not be give there. Is this an issue? Can i continue?

I have been administered first rabipur vaccine on intragluteal region.Says in instructions should not be give there. Is this an issue? Can i continue?

OK but not ideal: The vaccine does not absorb as well from the gluteal muscles which is where the recommendation comes from. It's not harmful to you, but may not be as effective if all the doses are given there. Also, the is a big nerve in your bum that could be hurt when you give gluteal injections, so best to just stay away from them. You certainly should continue the series. ...Read more

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What happens if a child received only 1 dose of the flu shot, and did not get the second one?

What happens if a child received only 1 dose of the flu shot, and did not get the second one?

Flu shot in children: The 2nd flu shot is given the first time the child gets the flu shots ever. It builds up better immunity. The scenario whre the child does nto get hte 2nd shot does no harm but it jus tmay not impart the best immunity level. ...Read more

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Is it considered to be within "lnormal" reactions for someone to have mild cramping the day after urodynamics or is it a reason for concern?

Probably Normal: After any procedure, some mild discomfort/cramping is normal... If becomes prolonged or severe should follow up with md. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to have an extra dose of hepatitis a vaccine or to repeat the entire hepatitis a vaccine series?

Is it harmful to have an extra dose of hepatitis a vaccine or to repeat the entire hepatitis a vaccine series?

No: No, whle not fda approved for that and it should not be used in that fashion, this should not be harmful in any way. ...Read more

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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


Dr. James Krick
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Hepatitis A Vaccine (Definition)

An immunization to help prevent hepatitis a disease by helping the body's immune system to recognize ...Read more