The Time Is For Hepatitis A Vaccine?
My doctor wants to ask .. r nWhat vaccines are given to prevent hepatitis A? R nThe period of administration is given at any time? R nAfter being given a vaccine can the person be infected with hepatitis? R nDid the infected person be vaccinated? after recovered?
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Hepatitis A is a disease that causes inflammation of the liver / liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. But not all who are infected with the hepatitis A virus will cause symptoms of hepatitis A, so sometimes this disease is difficult to realize. Symptoms of liver damage occur acutely and have the potential to be life-threatening if not accompanied by prompt and proper treatment.
The vaccine given to prevent hepatitis A is certainly a hepatitis A vaccine, where this vaccine contains an inactive hepatitis A virus that will stimulate the body to make a stronghold (antibodies) against hepatitis A. The research tells us that the hepatitis A vaccine can prevent the occurrence hepatitis A infection for at least 20 years. And given twice so that protection lasts longer than only given one time vaccination. The second dose is given after 6 or 18 months after the first dose is given. In Indonesia the hepatitis A vaccine is divided into three types, namely the combination vaccine for hepatitis A and B, the combination vaccine for hepatitis A and typhus, and only the hepatitis A vaccine.
Based on research that has been done, it was found that about 94% to 100% of the hepatitis A vaccine is effective in preventing hepatitis A infection, but this applies to someone who vaccinated twice. Vaccination given to healthy people will not cause a person to become infected with hepatitis A, because what is inserted into the body is not a live virus but a virus that is deactivated. However, vaccination should not be given to someone who has an allergic reaction to the hepatitis A vaccine given at the first dose, or to someone who is sick either in moderate or severe and is pregnant.
Vaccination for someone who has hepatitis A infection is not very effective because the antibodies have formed naturally when the person has hepatitis A. To plan for additional vaccinations it should be consulted first with an internist in order to get a complete examination, including examination of antibody titers against hepatitis A virus, so that the plan for administration can be more precisely calculated.
Thus the information we can convey, may be useful for you. Thanks.