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66 Do I need a Hepatitis B Vaccine?




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This article is from the Organ Transplant FAQ, by mike_holloway@hotmail.com (Michael Holloway) with numerous contributions by others.

66 Do I need a Hepatitis B Vaccine?

Hepatitis B is a serious viral disease that attacks the liver. It is
highly contagious and is potentially fatal. While there is no cure for
the dangerous Hepatitis B, there is a vaccine available.

Immunization is recommended for persons of all ages, especially those
who are in a high-risk category: healthcare workers; abusers of
injectable drugs, sexually active individuals (including heterosexuals
with more than one partner in a six month period; homosexuals;
bisexuals), patients on dialysis or those receiving frequent blood
transfusions, and patients waiting for organ transplantation.

If you fit into any of these categories, you should ask your physician
about the Hepatitis Vaccine.

 

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