12 doctors weighed in:
Is there a vaccine for hepatitis c?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: No
But there are very recent breakthroughs in treatment.
Best bet is prevention by avoiding contact with blood and blood products.

In brief: No
But there are very recent breakthroughs in treatment.
Best bet is prevention by avoiding contact with blood and blood products.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Unfortunately not yet.
That being said, the only way to prevent the disease is to avoid the virus.It is spread through blood contact, so those most at risk are users of IV drugs, especially sharing needles, and those with multiple sexual partners. There are some people with hepatitis c who got it from a blood transfusion before it was able to identified. Now all blood is tested for it before use.

In brief: No
Unfortunately not yet.
That being said, the only way to prevent the disease is to avoid the virus.It is spread through blood contact, so those most at risk are users of IV drugs, especially sharing needles, and those with multiple sexual partners. There are some people with hepatitis c who got it from a blood transfusion before it was able to identified. Now all blood is tested for it before use.
Dr. Patricia Roy
Dr. Patricia Roy
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hep C Vaccine
None that I am aware of.

In brief: Hep C Vaccine
None that I am aware of.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
In brief: No
No vaccine, bseveral medical treatments such as interferon can lead to retinopathy and compromise vision.
Frequent eye exams while on interferon is suggested.

In brief: No
No vaccine, bseveral medical treatments such as interferon can lead to retinopathy and compromise vision.
Frequent eye exams while on interferon is suggested.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: No
Fortunately, there are vaccines for both hepatitis a and b.
Therefore, anyone with hepatitis c should ask their provider about being vaccinated for these other viral hepatitides.

In brief: No
Fortunately, there are vaccines for both hepatitis a and b.
Therefore, anyone with hepatitis c should ask their provider about being vaccinated for these other viral hepatitides.
Dr. John Edmison
Dr. John Edmison
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