Hep B vaccine...are you vaccinated? - page 4

I am entering a wound care program, and I needed to get a physical eval clearance from my doc. My doc has to take this soooo seriously, he makes me come in for a updated U/A CBC and he "ordered" a... Read More

  1. by   danaguus
    Ja, before I got the job in the hospital I was reguired to have the immunization. It may not be 100 % but makes me feel confident and safe.
  2. by   sixes
    good morning everyone
    I had the hepB series in 1991. Had my titer done there was no sign I had even been vaccinated. Had the series again. titer still negetive had a booster still negetive.
    I have 5 boys ages 12 to 18 all but the 12 year old has been vaccinated but he will be in grade 8.
    Why take the chance.
    I will have to have the series again when I start work in April. Don't know why my body rejects it but at least it will be on paper that I had it once again
  3. by   semstr
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by sixes
    [B]good morning everyone
    I had the hepB series in 1991. Had my titer done there was no sign I had even been vaccinated. Had the series again. titer still negetive had a booster still negetive.

    Same here! The last doc I went to, a specialist on vaccins and everything, even ordered a series with different albumin in it......... again, no titer, well yes, as negativ as can be.
    Even he can't explain this phenomenen, have to be extra careful of course.
    Daughter and hubby both had the combined Hep A/B shots.
  4. by   sixes
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by semstr
    [B]
    Originally posted by sixes
    good morning everyone
    I had the hepB series in 1991. Had my titer done there was no sign I had even been vaccinated. Had the series again. titer still negetive had a booster still negetive.

    Same here! The last doc I went to, a specialist on vaccins and everything, even ordered a series with different albumin in it......... again, no titer, well yes, as negativ as can be.
    Even he can't explain this phenomenen, have to be extra careful of course.
    Daughter and hubby both had the combined Hep A/B shots.
    I was also told to be extra careful, I was also told that perhaps my body just wouldn't contarct Hep B, that maybe there was something that fought it off naturally.
    I'll opt for being extra careful.
    I guess We'd be rich if our body did this naturally.
  5. by   emily_mom
    We were also required to have all immunizations or titers before school. I had always refused the Hep B, but when titers came back, it said it was reactive. Don't know why...maybe I was exposed. Pain in the butt though to have to explain it all the time...
  6. by   cpgrn
    Some people do not build immunity to the hep b vaccine no matter how many times they have it. I have seen it many times. So weird!
  7. by   cactus wren
    I had the series many years ago.No problems at all. I had Hep A,a few years before that, and figured as miserable as I was with it, why chance getting B ?

    The one thing I do sign a waiver for is tetnus. Last booster I had of it, my entire arm became very red,swolllen, and was miserable.My mother was paranoid about it, every cut I had as a child, she talked doc into giving me another booster. I figure I had my life`s supply of tetnus vaccine before I was 12...



    Now, I rarely work anywhere near OB, but seems to me that babies are given first Hep B shot before dc here in Az??At least I have given them...
  8. by   kittyw
    I think in my state it is now a requirement to have the Hep B series in order to enroll in Kindergarten. My little one received the first shot before we were discharged.
  9. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    GET VACCINATED...BE SAFE TO YOURSELF...OTHERS
  10. by   EmeraldNYL
    I've given the Hep B vaccine to babies in my OB clinical too. I was vaccinated, really didn't want to because I hate needles, but was required to for nursing school. I'm glad now though because I just had a patient with Hep B the other day. Why not protect myself against everything I can? I never had titers drawn though to see if I'm still immune, how often should those be done? I was under the impression that once you got the vaccine you were pretty much immune forever, guess I was misinformed.
  11. by   jnette
    Yes... working in dialysis, it is a requirement. If working in ANY healthcare setting, I feel it should be as well.
  12. by   sixes
    They started immunizing the children in grade 8 here acouple of years ago.
    I didn;t realize that they were immunizing babies.
    I hate needles but I do believe in protecting against diaseases.
    Like I said in my previuos posts. My body just rejects it. I have no titre level.
  13. by   NurseDianne
    I'm most definately vaccinated! And as part of our local Public Health Program will be vaccinated against Small Pox w/i the next few weeks.
    As our Employee Health Nurse, I give ALL new employees a pamplet on Hep B, and strongly encourage them to read up.....

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