Jan 11, 2009
I have had two of the 3 shots series and I had a client spit in my mouth that is a HBV carriers My doctor did a titur test and after 2 shots I had no immuity to HBV. Why is this? What are my chances of contracting HBV from the spit? Is true if HBV is not active you will not get it?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
The chance of getting HBV this way is extremely low. However, I think it is a good idea to be vaccinated but I wouldn't bother to check for protective antibodies until a month after the last shot.
For exposures of concern, we give Hepatitis B immunoglobulin which protects patients immediately.
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