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HepA Vacci for B carriers
Aug 18, 2002

Just wondering if it's a good idea for a Hep B carrier (healthy carrier) to get Hep A vaccination? Would it be possible that the Hep A vaccination may somehow trigger/accelerate/turn an healthy Hep B carrier to an unhealthy carrier? Many thanks for your advice.

Response from Dr. Fried

Chronic carriers of hepatitis B should get vaccinated for hepatitis A. If you live in an area where hepatitis A is common, you may have already been exposed and have already developed immunity. Check with your doctor about vaccination and testing for hepatitis A.

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