Hepatitis A Vaccine
Injection Procedure – two doses, at birth and the 6th month, valid for 10 years.
Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A is mainly transmitted by contaminated food and water as well as eating shellfish and food without proper cooking. The adverse hygiene circumstances are the hotbeds of HAV, such as in China, East Asia, South America and partial Africa. It usually leads to acute hepatitis. The symptoms are nausea and diarrhea, fever and jaundice signs. If without appropriate care, it can worsen to liver failure, and even death. At present, there is still no workable treatment for HAV. The most effective method of prevention is through hepatitis A vaccination.
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Injection Procedure – Before the injection, the blood test of Hepatitis B antigen and antibody must be administered in advance to confirm whether the carrier has the antibody. If the results of both tests are negative, then three doses of vaccine can be injected, at birth, the 1st and 6th month respectively.
According to the relevant data of Hong Kong reveals that Hepatitis B virus infects as high as 40% of the population. At present, almost 600,000 people are Hepatitis B carriers. It can be followed by cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hong Kong SAR government has offered free injections of Hepatitis B vaccine to infants born in Hong Kong after 1988. However, those locals born before this year have not had enough protection. Therefore, it is necessary for this group of people to receive Hepatitis B vaccination.
Hepatitis A + B mix vaccine
Injection Procedure – Before the injection, the blood test of Hepatitis B antigen and antibody must be administered in advance to confirm whether the carrier has the antibody. If the results of both tests are negative, then three doses of vaccination can be injected, at birth, the 1st month and 6th month respectively.
Hepatitis B virus carrier is not subject to the hepatitis B vaccine *
* After all hepatitis vaccination, an antibody test is required within one to two months to test whether the body can produce antibodies. Based on past data, about 5% of the injected person after all injections cannot produce antibodies.
For a short period of hepatitis B antibodies person, choose quick vaccination program, respectively in the 1st day, the 7th day, the 21th day for three injections, but must be in the first twelve months after the booster injection.
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