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Chances of getting infected by Hep-B after vaccination - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi...i have a question that i've been wanting to ask for such a long time but i couldn't coz of privacy here goes... My boyfriend was recently diagnosed with hepa B virus carrier (inactive). I remember that i was vaccinated before and i even had Hepa A before that was treated. I was wondering if i can still be infected with Hepa B even if im vaccinated before? And if ever i get pregnant with my boyfriend, will my child be infected too? pls help...thanks
User :   hi
User :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   let me read what you have typed.
User :   hi dr. AAAAAAA
User :   if you are already vaccinated then you will not get the infection
User :   get your antibody titers checked
User :   if it is low, then you should take booster dose of vaccine
User :   when you are pregnant, make sure you get your baby vaccinated soon after birth.
User :   did you follow what I ahve said?
User :   *have
User :   yes doctor...
User :   thanks so much!
User :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   if my antibody titers are ok...i won't get infected 100%
User :   the Hep-B titers should be checked every year since risk is associated more with you
User :   usually booster is recommended every 3 years
User :   so get your titers checked first, if it is found to be low, get the booster dose immediately
User :   and thereafter check titers every year, and take booster vaccine every 3 years
User :   same will apply to the baby too after it is born.
User :   alright doctor...thanks so much...i really appreciate. that's all i needed to know. bye
User :   ok. thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   do get back to me if you have further queries.
User :   sure will Dr. Have a good one :)
Doctor :   Hi
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