Hepatitis B Vaccination:What is Hepatitis B VACCINATION?
A lethal infectious disease caused by HBV or Hepatitis B virus is Hepatitis B. It usually affects liver part of an individual as like hepatitis A and to prevent yourself from this deadly disease, every individual is recommended to take Recombivax [hepatitis b vaccine], to prevent the cause.
Chronic Hepatitis B
It is a state which occurs, when an individual gets exposed for a longer period of more than six months to Hepatitis B virus. Here a person usually does not experience any noticeable symptoms, as they don’t lasts for long time. This is more likely to occur in small babies and children
Acute Hepatitis B
This is another type of hepatitis B that occurs typically in adults for short span of time and then gets better.
Causes of hepatitis B virus and Vaccine recommendations
Recombivax [hepatitis b vaccine] is recommended Vaccine for all infants and children by CDC, as it is one of the safest and most effective vaccines ever made to eradicate death causes in population.
• Having sex with an infected individual without using condom
• Sharing of needles, toothbrushes, personal items and injections used by the infected person
• Virus Infected person passing the infection to her baby during delivery, so it is quite better to get vaccine before planning for pregnancy to build antigens in the body
Usual Adult Dose for Hepatitis B Prophylaxis
• Engerix-B: 1 mL (20 mcg) IM for 3 doses at 0, 1, and 6 month
• Recombivax-HB: 1 mL (10 mcg) IM for 3 doses at 0, 1, and 6 months.
• Postexposure prophylaxis: preferably given within 24 hours
Hepatitis B vaccine recommendations
• Every child must be vaccinated with the first dose of Hepatitis B vaccine at birth and must complete their course by 6 to 18 months age to get prevented from serious diseases
• All adults younger than 19 years of age who have not been vaccinated must be vaccinated
• Persons seeking evaluation or treatment for a sexually transmitted disease
• Men who have sexual contact with other men
• Residents and staff of facilities for developmentally disabled persons
• Travelers to regions with moderate or high rates of hepatitis B
• People with chronic liver disease
• People with HIV infection
Common side effects of hepatitis B - liver disease
• Pain/soreness/redness/swelling at the injection site
• Serious allergic reaction to this drug (in rare cases)
• Fever, headache
• Tiredness, sore throat, nausea
• Diarrhea, loss of appetite, and dizziness
Hepatitis B - Vaccine, Virus, Symptoms
• Tiredness, general aches and pains
• Headaches and a high temperature of 38ºC (100.4ºF) or above
• Loss of appetite and weight loss/ diarrhea
• Feeling sick
• Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
• Abdominal pain
Note: Symptoms of Hepatitis B do start developing only after 40 to 160days exposure of an individual to the virus and initiate spreading only after one to three months.
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