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I volunteer in hospitals with a therapy dog ihave annual TB tests and a flu shot but was wondering whether to get hep a and b?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: You are likely not

At risk. Hav is not really a risk at all in the hospital since the virus is mostly gone from the stool by the time you are ill.
Hbv spreads by blood contact, not likely given what you are doing.

In brief: You are likely not

At risk. Hav is not really a risk at all in the hospital since the virus is mostly gone from the stool by the time you are ill.
Hbv spreads by blood contact, not likely given what you are doing.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Yes

Just get it this is useful.

In brief: Yes

Just get it this is useful.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Good idea

Health-care workers, including volunteers who have patient contact, should protect themselves & their families by being immunized for diseases like hepatitis a & b.
Ask whether volunteers can receive these vaccines at a reduced cost or whether medicare might cover part of the cost (check both part b and part d).

In brief: Good idea

Health-care workers, including volunteers who have patient contact, should protect themselves & their families by being immunized for diseases like hepatitis a & b.
Ask whether volunteers can receive these vaccines at a reduced cost or whether medicare might cover part of the cost (check both part b and part d).
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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