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I need the hep a vaccine and also the hep b vaccine?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics

In brief: Hep A and B vaccines

Almost all children in this current generation are immunized against both hep a and b in the first 2 years of life.
It is still recommended to have both vaccines. Food is often contaminated so the hep a vaccine should offer protection. Healthcare workers are required to receive the hep b vax. Anyone can still have the vaccine to protect themselves from partners who may have the disease.

In brief: Hep A and B vaccines

Almost all children in this current generation are immunized against both hep a and b in the first 2 years of life.
It is still recommended to have both vaccines. Food is often contaminated so the hep a vaccine should offer protection. Healthcare workers are required to receive the hep b vax. Anyone can still have the vaccine to protect themselves from partners who may have the disease.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics

In brief: Hep A and B vaccines

Most children of this current generation have had hep a and b vaccinations in the first 2 years of life.
Older children or adults who have not received hep a can still benefit from the vax because food could likely be contaminated with the virus, especially if travelling to third world countries. Hep b vax is recommended for most health care workers and people living in areas endemic for hep b.

In brief: Hep A and B vaccines

Most children of this current generation have had hep a and b vaccinations in the first 2 years of life.
Older children or adults who have not received hep a can still benefit from the vax because food could likely be contaminated with the virus, especially if travelling to third world countries. Hep b vax is recommended for most health care workers and people living in areas endemic for hep b.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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