I am new to this forum and am applying to nursing school
for this coming fall as a second career. I am really exited, but have one nagging fear that I hope some of you can help with.
The school I'm applying to doesn't require the Hep B vaccine, but says that if any of the clinical sites do, then I'll have to get it. I understand the risks of the disease and want to get the vaccine, but my brother took the first 2 of series in medical school and had a severe autoimmune reaction. Over ten years later, he's still struggling with his illness (used to be a rugby player, now has finally built up to being able to walk 15 minutes).
I fear that even if I can get by in school with out the vaccine, I might be putting myself at risk in clinicals and/or might be limited in jobs when I graduate. Do any of you have advice or experiences with this vaccine that you could share? Thank you...