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Author Topic: Tips for when to get the Hep B vaccine  (Read 8798 times)

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Offline diannastarr

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Tips for when to get the Hep B vaccine
« on: July 19, 2011, 02:13:52 pm »
I was reading up and thought I'd share with the forums.

The vaccine is recommended for:

* All infants, beginning at birth
* All children 18 years old or younger who have not been vaccinated previously
* Sex partners or household contacts of individuals who are HBsAg positive
* Sexually active people who are not in long-term, mutually monogamous relationships (for example, more than one sex partner during the previous six months)
* Anyone seeking evaluation or treatment for a sexually transmitted infection
* Men who have sex with men
* Injection drug users
* People with hepatitis C virus and other chronic liver diseases
* People with jobs in which there is a risk of infection (such as emergency medical technicians, doctors and nurses)
* Residents and staff of facilities for developmentally disabled individuals
* Travelers to regions with moderate or high rates of HBV infection
* Hemodialysis patients
* People living with HIV
* All other persons seeking protection against HBV

More info from HepMag.com...

And even more info from the Hepatitis B Foundation...

Offline farmgirl

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Re: Tips for when to get the Hep B vaccine
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2011, 03:49:51 pm »
Thanks for sharing! :) Good stuff to know.


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