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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello
My son took the HBV vaccine at birth on 29th of May 2010, and the 2nd dose 1 month after that, however he also took a shot today 8-8-2010, would that effect? and how do i go on with what should be the 4th Dose?
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User :   HelloMy son took the HBV vaccine at birth on 29th of May 2010, and the 2nd dose 1 month after that, however he also took a shot today 8-8-2010, would that effect? and how do i go on with what should be the 4th Dose?Regards
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   3 doses of HBV is effective in giving the desired results of prevention against the Hepatitis infection.
User :   Go ahead
User :   but will that effect him in anyway that he took it twice 3 times within 3 months?
User :   sorry let me rephrase that
Doctor :   The 3 rd dose is to be given better at the 6th month following the second dose.
User :   but he already took the 3rd dose at 2 months
Doctor :   May I know who suggested this?
User :   he took it by mistake due to the change in clinic the nurse overlooked the dose taken at 1st month after the dose at birth
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The present vaccine given at the 3rd month may not cause any symptoms.
Doctor :   But its action in prevailing the immunisation is unknown yet.
Doctor :   You can take the next dose at the 6th month taking the present vaccine as the second dose.
User :   u mean 3rd dose
Doctor :   You will need an antibody titre to check for the antibody status following the vaccination.
Doctor :   If the titres are good, then he may not need the 3rd dose.
Doctor :   However, if the titre are not sufficient at then the booster dose is recommended.
Doctor :   Hence the option is to get this test done at the 6th month that is 3 months from now.
Doctor :   Or to take the booster dose (3rd dose) as described now.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   understood, thank you ver much doctor
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   so it will not have side effects because he took an extra dose
Doctor :   No, no serious side effects because of the extra vaccination.
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