Can I have Hepa B vaccine?
Sep 1, 2009
Thanks for your reply and translating my Hepa B results. Now that I need to wait for another 6 months for another re-testing, can I have Hepatitis B vaccine? Or shall I wait for the result of my next blood test? Again, the following is my last Hepa B test results:
Anti HAV IGM : Nonreactive Patient Count : 0.03 Cut-off Value : 0.50
Anti-HCV : Non Reactive
Anti HBC IGG : REACTIVE Patient's Count: 0.00 Cut-off Value : 1.00
Anti HBC IGM : REACTIVE Patient Count : 32 Cut-off Value : 10
Anti HBE : REACTIVE Patient Count : 0.00 Cut-off Value : 0.40
HBS AG : REACTIVE Patient Count : 42.47 Cut-off Value : 0.13
HBS AB : NONREACTIVE Patient Count : < 5 mUI/ml Cut-off Value : 5
HBE AG : NONREACTIVE Patient Count : 00.00 Cut-off Value : 0.10
Response from Dr. McGovern
If your anti-HBcore IgM is reactive, you already have acute infection.
Vaccine is to prevent infection - it is too late for that. Vaccine does not have any therapeutic effect once you have infection.
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