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hbv inactive carrier/vaccine
Jan 3, 2008

I've just been diagnosed as a chronic inactive carrier of hep b. My liver is functioning perfectly, but I have not built up immunity to the disease. I've been advised to get the vaccine. However, a recent q answered 12/22 made me think that it would not protect me if I've already been exposed to the virus. Am I appropriate candidate for the vaccine? I apologize if this is a similar q, but I want to make I receive appropriate treatment.

Response from Dr. McGovern

You should be vaccinated against other hepatitis viruses like hepatitis A. However, once you are a hepatitis B "carrier", there is no benefit of hepatitis B vaccine.



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