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Can everyone born in the 60's get hepatitis b vaccines?

No reason not to. The present form of the vaccine was not available to infants born in the 60's, but i see no reason for them not to get it. In fact, i believe it is required for most health care systems to offer it to any personnel that have patient contact whatever their age. Read more...

Please explain what does it mean when you get hepatitis b (all 3 series) vaccine but titer still shows no immunity?

Not immune. Some people don't get immune after getting the vaccine. You may need to get repeat vaccination, but some people just don't build the antibodies for protection. Read more...

Hi there As I work in the hospital, I seem to get diahorea every time I've finished work. Just concerned. Had hepatitis B vaccinations 3 years ago.?

Gloves and careful. Handwashing. Hospitals are full of germs and you need to be very careful. Diarrhea is usually not a common symptom of hepatitis B but if it a concern and you handle blood products, you can arrange for a blood test to make sure you are immune. Obtain a stool specimen and have it analyzed to see if you are carrying any bacteria. All the best and be careful. Read more...

At what age should you get an hepatitis b vaccine?

Anytime. The original research on newborn hep b administration was done years ago in hawaii & it was one of the first states to see a decline in hep b disease across the population. It is commonly given now at birth, 1-2 m & 6m during infancy but can be given to older kids at any age. Those who missed the vaccine in childhood should look into it. Read more...

Is it recommended to get a hepatitis b vaccine? I'm in my 60s and in good health.

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 more...
Probably not. At your age, unless you have risk factors i.e. Work in the health care field, immune compromised, it is probably not necessary. Read more...

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...