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Hepatitis Shot Series

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Hepatitis B Vaccination Shot Series Interuption

If a person has had one or two shots in the three shot series, discontinued for some reason for quite some time and then want's to complete the series, can the series be resumed where it left off, or is there a time frame as to how long before...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
It is probably safer to start the series over, but you can always check the antibody level and just get the booster. Either way there is no danger. Almost everyone one (95%) will develop antibodies with a series of three. DTD... Read more »

Hepatitis b shots

If I have had the series of shots can I get hepatitis B ... Read more »

Hepatitis B Vacine series

How accurate do the shots need to occur between the first and second shot? How many months between... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alaska Offers Hepatitis B Shots for High-Risk Adults

A federal grant is helping the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services cover the cost of providing free hepatitis B vaccinations to at-risk adults. The three-shot series will be available at state public health centers into 2010. Persons at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana: 2,600 Get Hepatitis Shots After Eating at Pizzeria

The news that a Fort Wayne Pizza Hut employee had been diagnosed with hepatitis A prompted more than 2,600 people to receive preventative treatment this weekend. According to the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, anyone who dined in,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kansas City Star Features Special Report on Hepatitis C

In a two-part series on hepatitis C, titled "Hepatitis C: Silent Alarm," the Kansas City Star reports that "[d]espite warnings from two U.S. surgeons general, the federal government has failed to follow through almost every time it has announced... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Bill Backs Cancer Shot for Girls

In California, an Assembly bill would require girls entering the sixth grade to receive Gardasil, a three-series vaccination against four types of sexually transmitted human papillomavirus that cause about 70 percent of cervical cancer and 90... Read more »
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Anyone else out there had Hepatitis-B? PLS answer!

Posted by MarkyMark, 3 Replies
I know this doesnt have anything to go with HIV, but there were no forums for Hepatitis-B so I figure I would give this a shot. I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.

We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »

flu shot

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
I had a flu shot back in September...would that screw up my HIV tests??? Read more »

Flu Shot or Not , its that time of year

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
I haven't gotten a flu shot in years. I don't totally trust the manufacturers of them. But in January I may be going on Hepc tx and so I'm wondering if I should get one this year. Decisions, decisions, what to do. lol Read more »