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Millions of Americans are living with viral hepatitis. #HepTestingDay urges you to find out whether you’re one of them.
Are we fully vaccinated, even with a booster, or should we get a third shot to catch up with those who got Pfizer or Moderna?
Since 1991, most children have been getting vaccinated against hepatitis B, so most adults under 30 are not at risk for the liver disease.
Vaccine effectiveness for children ages 5 to 11 was 91%, and serious side effects are rare.
People who received a higher dose had stronger and longer-lasting immune responses.
An extra booster dose raised antibody levels in one third of people with organ transplants, but many remain unprotected.
“Unfortunately, when it comes to access to [hepatitis A and B] vaccines at pharmacies, New York is dead last.”
Everything you consume and are exposed to is processed by your liver. It’s important to know what’s a friend or foe to your liver.
The CDC and FDA confirmed that the vaccine is safe, and said the recent pause should be lifted for all groups.
The best ways to prevent hepatitis A are to get vaccinated and wash your hands frequently.
Natural immunity and vaccine responses may be weaker in people with immune suppression, so they should get their second dose promptly.
Just weeks after getting a nose ring, this New York City mom developed a rare hepatitis B infection and needed a liver transplant.
Hepatitis A and E usually resolve on their own, but hepatitis B and C can cause serious liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Two different studies found that Vemlidy was safe and effective for pregnant women and their infants.
Vaccine development is proceeding at an unprecedented pace, but could still hit snags on the way to approval.
Now more than ever learn why the annual flu shot is important while you are dealing with hepatitis C and liver disease.
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