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Hepatitis B vaccination - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   this is regarding hepatits B vaccine
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please go ahead
User :   i had taken primary series 8 yrs back . do i need boosters
Doctor :   did you finish all the three doses?
Doctor :   0,1,6 ?
User :   yes i did.. i am doing my internship now
Doctor :   in MBBS?
User :   yes
Doctor :   when was the vaccine taken?
Doctor :   you would need a booster after 4 years of the primary
User :   8 yrs back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it would be better to take a booster now
Doctor :   as you will be exposed to needle pricks and several other sources
User :   how many.. schedule?
Doctor :   once after 4 years is sufficient
Doctor :   after that it is not required
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Doctor :   please confirm your details
User :   i was told to take the whole series again
User :   details confirmed
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it is not necessary
User :   so i took the first 2 doses again.. 0,1
Doctor :   the booster is given
Doctor :   only to correct any dip in the immune status
Doctor :   then you can stop now
Doctor :   there is no need for further doses
User :   how about my brother who had taken whole primary series
Doctor :   then he can get a booster within 4 years
User :   he is a software engineer
Doctor :   if he had the primary for the first time
User :   he also took 8 yrs back
Doctor :   that is not very essential but can be dne to combat any dip
Doctor :   then there is no need for him to have further vaccinations
Doctor :   also for you
User :   is single booster enough after 8 yrs
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   the schedule is repeated only if 0,1,6 has not been
Doctor :   finished
Doctor :   the first time
User :   will we need any boosters later on
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   there is no requirement
Doctor :   once yo have finished the primary and the booster
User :   doctors usually need to take i guess every 5 yrs
Doctor :   only one booster is required
Doctor :   after 4 years of primary
User :   so i need not care now onwards
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   but be careful with needle pricks nonetheless
Doctor :   as there are many blood transmitted diseases other than hepatitis B
User :   infact i made my brother also take a booster last month
Doctor :   ok
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User :   i was searching the net for information on this
Doctor :   ok
User :   didnt find anything regarding boosters
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   try emedicine and medicine net
User :   do i need to confirm this from someone.. one doctor from my coll
Doctor :   its very useful for medical students
User :   told to take entire sreies now n take booster every 5 yrs
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