how vaccines work

What you need to learn about hepatitis B vaccine!

Against hepatitis B, it is possible to effectively protect the vaccine (and/or HB immunoglobulin when necessary).


how vaccines work? The vaccine provides a high proportion of immunity (95%). This immunity goes on for a lifetime. Hepatitis B vaccine is a very reliable vaccine. There is no significant difference in practice about vaccines on the market. All can be used safely. To those who are at risk of high contamination (health personnel, the immune spouse and children who share the same house with the virus carrier, infants born from surrogate mothers, patients who often have to take blood, hemodialysis sufferers, life women etc.) should be vaccinated.

Vaccination Ideally, 2 doses with 1 month break and 6 months after first vaccination 3. Dose is applied.

There may be a certain flexibility in these times; One and two. Dose between 2 weeks and 4 months, 2 and 3. If the dose between 2 months and 18 months is done, the 3-dose schema is counted as finished



 how vaccines work

Each dose has 20 micrograms for adults, 10 micrograms of vaccine protein (HBSAG) for small children. Half an adult dose is sufficient for young children and infants.

The vaccine is applied into the deltoid muscle in children and adults older than 2 years, with infants under 2 years of age in newborns due to the anterior side of the thigh.

If desired, a dose of 5-7 years is maintained by Rapel and immune.

Hepatitis B vaccine can be done with other vaccines such as BCG, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, and measles. If there is a high risk of contamination, vaccine can also be done to pregnant women.

There may be mild pain and redness in the vaccine where it takes 2 days. The vaccine must be stored between + 2 °c and + 8 °c (on the refrigerator cover) until it is made, and should not be frozen completely. The vaccine must be shaken before it is used.

Is there a vaccine against other hepatitis viruses?

There is no vaccine against hepatitis C and hepatitis E viruses yet. There is no special vaccine against the hepatitis D virus.

However, vaccination against hepatitis B protects the person against hepatitis D virus.

There is a vaccine against hepatitis A virus that can be found in our country. The vaccine is provided with an immunity of up to 20 years for children over 2 years, 2 doses and 6 – 12 months after a rapel dose.

In cases where there is not enough time for immunization with the vaccine (if there is a hepatitis A epidemic in the vicinity or if there is a disease in the house), non-infected children 0.02-0.06 mi/kg account with normal immunoglobulin (Kizilay's Prepared preparations) can be preserved by the muscles.


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