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Can shanvac-B vaccine be taken while pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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User:im from XXXXXXX
User:we had SHANVAC-B vaccine in our campus
User:i have taken two doses already
User:the last dose is due on feb
User:And now im 1 month preg
User:so im doubtful whther its safe to take the last dose
User:i have a miscarriage earlier
User:and i dont want to have a risk again
User:So is it ok if i skip this dose?
Doctor:The safety of hepatitis vaccine towards fetus is not known.
User:ok what should i do?
User:shall i skip the dose?>
Doctor:It is however recommended if there is high risk of transmission (such as in doctors, laboratory technicians) or others.
Doctor:So you may skip the dose, considering that you are not a high risk individua.
User:*? i didnot understand
User:ok i got it
User:i work in s,w industry
User:not in medical field
User:skip the last dose would be mean that i would lose the effect of the first two dose?
Doctor:Yes, as you are a low risk individual you can skip the dose.
Doctor:The first 2 doses will provide you with minimal benefits. The effects however will wean away in a year or two.
User:oh so the last dose would have lasted for life?
Doctor:So I would suggest you to take the complete vaccination (3 doses) again after say 2 years.
User:then i will do that
Doctor:3 doses provide enough immunity to cover for 20 to 25 years.
User:one more thing i want to know about my preg
Doctor:A booster doses every once in 5 years is suggested to all those high risk individuals to cover for pregnancy.
Doctor:* cover for life I meant..
Doctor:Before we conclude, I hope you are taking folic acid supplements.
Doctor:Tab.Folvite 5mg once a day is a must now.
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