Over 30 million people in the United States are living with chronic liver disease. This includes patients with hepatitis C, cirrhosis (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), fatty liver disease and autoimmune hepatitis.
While hepatitis C is not vaccine preventable, the CDC recommends hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccination for people who have any chronic liver disease. You may not be at a higher risk for getting Hep A or B infection. But if you already have chronic liver disease, contracting either of these viruses could increase your risk of getting very sick.
Hepatitis A is administered in 2 doses of vaccine. These doses are given 6 months apart.
Hepatitis B is administered in 3 doses. The second dose is given 1 month after the first and the 3rd dose, 5 months after the second.
TwinRix (combination of Hep A & Hep B Vaccines) can be administered if immunity is negative to both Hep A & B. The dosing regimen is the same as Hepatitis B Vaccine.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT THESE DOSING SCHEDULES BE FOLLOWED TO INSURE PROTECTION.
Talk to your doctor at Premier Medical Group to see if these vaccines are for you.
Vaccines are available in the Poughkeepsie and New Windsor locations. Administration is insurance dependent.