Question after Hepatitis vaccine

  1. Hi all. I have a question. A few years ago the office I worked for gave us the Hep B vaccince. I got the 1st 2 and wasn't there to get the third. Can I get the 3rd now or do I have to start the series all over? Again, this was a few years ago since I got the 2nd one. I called that office (who just so happens to not have record I ever even had the 1st 2 there.. AHEM! ) and they said I could just get the 3rd. Um...in order to get the 3rd I have to have record I had the 1st 2...some people.

    I thought I'd have to begin again. Does anyone know??
    Thanks in advance.:spin:
    Last edit by SoulShine75 on Dec 6, '05
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  3. by   stn2003
    This site says that you do not (near the bottom).

    http://www.vaccineinformation.org/hepb/qandavax.asp
  4. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from stn2003
    This site says that you do not (near the bottom).

    http://www.vaccineinformation.org/hepb/qandavax.asp
    Thank goodness! Now I just need them to find my records and I'll be set. :chuckle

    Thanks for the link.
  5. by   Daytonite
    I thought the way this was handled was to have a Hepatitis B titer and go from there. If the titer level is up, the shots are not needed. If the titer is not high enough it would be in your best interest to go through the series again.
  6. by   NJNursing
    My school had told us that if we let the 3rd shot lapse significantly we'd have to start the series again because it could not be enough to have the 3rd shot very late to build a good enough immunity.
  7. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from NJNursing
    My school had told us that if we let the 3rd shot lapse significantly we'd have to start the series again because it could not be enough to have the 3rd shot very late to build a good enough immunity.
    Well, they found my records and said I did have all 3 shots. Guess I forgot. Whew! Atleast I won't have to pay for the series again.
  8. by   NJNursing
    WTG! Now all you'll need is titers (at least my school required titers after the series).

    What a relief!
  9. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from NJNursing
    WTG! Now all you'll need is titers (at least my school required titers after the series).

    What a relief!
    Er...what titers?? :uhoh21: Oh poo!
  10. by   NJNursing
    Just bloodwork to prove your immunity. For a minute amount of people who have the series, the 3 shots isn't enough for full immunity so they have to have an extra shot or the whole series again. But I guess it's better than actually getting hepatitis. :-(
  11. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from NJNursing
    Just bloodwork to prove your immunity. For a minute amount of people who have the series, the 3 shots isn't enough for full immunity so they have to have an extra shot or the whole series again. But I guess it's better than actually getting hepatitis. :-(

    Gimme the titre, I don't want that.
  12. by   TheCommuter
    After two Hepatitis B vaccine shots my titer indicated that I had built up enough immunity.
  13. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from TheCommuter
    After two Hepatitis B vaccine shots my titer indicated that I had built up enough immunity.
    So the titer is and immunity indicator? I have no idea what it is. How long does it generally take to get the results back? Anyone?
  14. by   tx2007
    It took about three days for me to get the results of my titer back

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