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Vaccination Question
Nov 6, 2005

Can a properly vaccinated person who comes in contact with Hepatitis B transmitt the virus to others?

Response from Dr. McGovern

If patient A who is "properly" vaccinated has intercourse or shares needles with patient B who has chronic hepatitis B, there will be no transmission of hepatitis B virus. This of course depends on the fact that patient A had a good immunologic response to the vaccine and made protective antibodies. This usually occurs reliably unless the patient may be themselves immunosuppressed.

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