Hep A and B vaccines
- Vaccination against Hep A and B is definitely recommended for all those
with Hep C infection. Both are safe and without any after effects.
Hep A vaccine is to be given in 2 doses six months apart, this gves a 10
yr plus immunity.
Hep B is given as 0, 1 , 6 months with a booster at 5 yrs or 0, 1, 2
months with a booster at 1 yr. Immunity again is 10 yr plus after the
booster dose. It is also seen that some people with Hep C do not take up
the Hep B vaccine hence antibody levels against HBV should be done to
confirm the vaccine uptake.
Dr Sharat C Misra MD(Medicine), DM ( Gastro)
Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist
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