|Hepatitis B vaccine
Dec 15, 2012
I am an RN, and 20 years ago had the 3 Hep B vaccination shots and tested immune in order to work as an RN in the hospital. The hospital has lost my records, and say I must get re-vaccinated! I know for sure I had this done, and I am concerned that it is not safe for me to redo this. I am hypothyroid and try not to stress my immune system any more than I have to. What are the risks, or benefits of getting re-vaccinated at age 55?
Response from Dr. Taylor
The hepatitis B vaccine is one of our oldest and safest. It is perfectly safe to get re-vaccinated. Benefits far outweigh any risk.
acute hepatitis C from Richard -- correction!
HIV and Hep C Co infection
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.