Hepatitis B vaccine

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What is a Hepatitis B Vaccine?

A Hepatitis B vaccine is a medical procedure used to protect someone from contracting the virus that can cause a serious liver infection. The virus is transmitted through body fluids, like blood and semen.

Why Would I Get a Hepatitis B Vaccine?

People may get the Hepatitis B vaccine for various reasons, such as to prevent the spread of the virus from mother to child at birth and to protect those who may be exposed to the virus. Usually, it is recommended that all children are vaccinated against the virus.

What Happens During a Hepatitis B Vaccine?

During the procedure, a healthcare provider administers the vaccine typically through a shot in the arm. The vaccine contains pieces of the virus, and once in the body, it stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies to fight the virus.

What to Expect After a Hepatitis B Vaccine?

Side effects following the procedure may include soreness or swelling at the injection site, fever and headache. Typically, these effects are mild and pass quickly. Furthermore, after the vaccine, your body will continue to produce protective antibodies that will last for several years.

Conclusion

The Hepatitis B vaccine is a medical procedure used to help prevent the severe virus from infecting the body. The vaccine typically consists of a shot in the arm and may cause mild side effects following the procedure. After being vaccinated, the body will continue producing antibodies to protect against the virus.

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