Jun 18, 2006
Hope you can help! I recently received the Hepatyrix vaccination for travelling to the Maldives, and have a couple of questions:
1. After receiving the vaccination the nurse said that some of the vaccine came out of the puncture mark made by the needle, not very much though. Is this something I should worry about? Will my protection be lessened?
2. I blacked out a few minutes after receiving the vaccination (very embarassing!!) - again, is this something I should worry about? What can cause this?
3. If the vaccine wasn't stored properly etc. by the pharmacist, will it have been ineffective? I have no reason to suspect it was, but just asking!!
Thanks in advance! :-)
Response from Dr. McGovern
You received a vaccine for hepatitis A protection in traveling. I suspect your response will be excellent and that very little vaccine was lost. This vaccine has extremely high efficacy.
The faint is just embarrassing - nothing to worry about.
I would not worry about the storage of the vaccine.
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