Safety After Hepatitis B Vaccination?
I want to ask, my father was affected by cirrhosis, then my mother, sister and I finally vaccinated against hepatitis B and had the vaccine 2x. Is it safe to say we are safe from hepatitis b?
p dir = "ltr"> Hi Dirga, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com
Hepatitis B vaccination is a way to form the body's immunity against hepatitis B virus infection. Hepatitis B virus infection is transmitted through blood and vaginal fluid or semen. Someone who has a partner with hepatitis B, laboratory workers, drug users and the habit of changing partners is a person with a high risk of transmission of this disease. Hepatitis B, eventually becomes liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver.
The prevention is to carry out vaccinations. In adults, vaccination is done 3 times, namely the first, second and third administration. The second gift is given in the first month after the first gift. The third gift is given in the 6th month after the first gift.
Before vaccination, an examination is carried out to see whether a person is infected or not, namely by examining HBsag blood and anti-HBs. After vaccination, an evaluation is made whether sufficient antibodies have been formed, namely by carrying out anti-HBs examination.
You should consult with an internist to have your anti-HBs checked. If more than 10 mIU / ml of blood indicates that the immunity against the Hepatitis B virus is good, so there is no need to be vaccinated again.
Thus hopefully useful.