What is Hepatitis B Vaccine? Hepatitis B vaccine is called vaccination to prevent hepatitis B disease. This vaccine with a small amount of hepatitis B virus is given to the body, the person to recognize this disease is provided immunity. The vaccine allows the body to produce its own protection against the disease (antibodies). Thus, the disease is not transmitted to people who have hepatitis B vaccine. The hepatitis B vaccine is also known as jaundice vaccine.
Hepatitis B is a serious disease that causes severe inflammation in the liver. In a person infected with the hepatitis B virus, the virus is found in the blood. Hepatitis B disease can be transmitted to healthy people through blood, semen or other body fluids, unprotected sexual intercourse, blood transfusions. This disease is not transmitted by means of breastfeeding, coughing, sneezing or embracing. Hepatitis B vaccine is an attenuated disease virus that is given to the body to gain immunity against the disease. Hepatitis B vaccination prevents people from getting this disease. The Hepatitis B vaccine is also known as the “jaundice vaccine”. Hepatitis B vaccine is administered to people who have not yet caught this disease. The rate of protection of the vaccine against the disease is 90-95% in adults and 100% in infants. The price of hepatitis B vaccine is 55.68 TL.
Who Is Hepatitis B Vaccine?
Hepatitis B disease can be detected by a simple blood test. If you are not infected with hepatitis B, you can prevent this disease from getting infected with hepatitis B vaccine. Hepatitis B vaccine can prevent liver cancer and cirrhosis with serious consequences for hepatitis B and hepatitis B. The hepatitis B vaccine may be administered to:
- Medical staff
- Hepatitis B patients and those who live together
- All babies and children
- Young adults
- People with unprotected relationships
- Prisoners in prison
- Hemodialysis patients
- Chronic liver and kidney patients,
- Diabetes patients under the age of 60
- Injection drug users
- More than one sexual wife
- People with HIV infection
- Men and women with gay heresy
- Hemophilia patients
- Those who have to undergo continuous blood transfusions due to various diseases
- For intravenous drug users
- Travelers who travel a lot
- To anyone who feels threatened by this disease
Hepatitis B Vaccine Side Effects
After having a hepatitis B vaccine, you may experience temporary, unimportant symptoms such as;
- Pain lasting 1 or 2 days (approximately 1 out of 4)
- Redness, swelling
- High fever
- Allergic reactions to a team in the body.
- Feeling of discomfort
- Nasal discharge
- Throat ache
- These symptoms may occur for several hours or several days, but generally do not have a serious effect on the health of the individual.
Rare Side Effects of Hepatitis B Vaccine
- Hives on the skin
- Itching in hands and feet
- Blurred vision or other visual problems
- Pain in joints
- Difficulty in swallowing or breathing
- A sudden feeling of dizziness, a sense of swoon, from a sitting position or getting out of bed
- The weakening of the muscles
- Redness of the skin (especially around the ear)
- Swelling of the eyes, face and inside of the nose
- Excessive fatigue, weakness
- Numbness in the hands, tingling in the hands
Who Is Not Hepatitis B Vaccine?
Hepatitis B patients
Hepatitis B disease carriers
When is Hepatitis B Vaccine Taken?
Babies should normally have 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine:
1. Dose: At birth
2. Dose: 1-2 months old
3. Dose: 6-18 months old
Some babies can be given 4 doses. For example, when combined vaccine containing hepatitis B is used. The extra dose is not harmful. Children who are not vaccinated are vaccinated with 3 doses in the 8th grade.
Adults can take the vaccine at any time. Adults are given 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine. The second dose should be given 4 weeks after the first, and the third dose should be given 5 months after the second.
Who Can Not Get Hepatitis B Vaccine?
People who develop a life-threatening allergic reaction against bread yeast or one of the components of the hepatitis B vaccine should not be vaccinated against hepatitis B. Tell your doctor if you have any serious allergies.
Hepatitis B vaccines before the serious allergic reaction
The vaccine should be delayed and the vaccine should be delayed.
Can Hepatitis B Vaccine Be Pregnant?
It can be done. You don’t mind.
How Many Years Does Hepatitis B Vaccine Protect This Disease?
The person who has hepatitis B vaccine is protected from this disease for 15 years.
Where to make Hepatitis B vaccine, how many doses?
Sual: Hepatitis B vaccine to be made before a blood test is required to be done directly or is it said that I want to be the vaccine, How many doses of the vaccine, if you have a test before the name of the name?
Dr. Ruşen Topallı’s response: (If you have HBsAg and AntiHBs blood tests done before the Hepatitis B vaccine is taken, and if both of them are negative, you have to be immunized if you have positive antiHBs, you do not have to do anything else. Hepatitis B vaccine is 3 doses in total, it can be done in health centers, private and public health institutions with the recommendation of a physician.
Dr. Vedat Uçar’s response: (Assay to help you understand whether you have been exposed to hepatitis b before or if the carrier status helps to understand the immunization status. There are 4 types of vaccination scheme. 0-1-2-12 months on the month calculation as 4 doses can be applied 0-1 It can be applied in 3 doses as -6.
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