Hepatitis B Vaccine Safety
The Hepatitis B vaccine is one of the safest and most effective vaccines ever made, and over 1 billion doses have been given worldwide.
Numerous studies looking at the vaccine’s safety have been conducted by the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many different medical societies.
No evidence has been found that the hepatitis B vaccine causes sudden infant deaths (SIDs), autism, multiple sclerosis, or other neurological disorders. (Hepatitis B Foundation: Hepatitis B Vaccination (hepb.org)
You cannot get hepatitis B from the vaccine. All hepatitis B vaccines that have been used since 1986 are made synthetically – meaning the hepatitis B vaccines do not contain any blood products.
Common side effects from the hepatitis B vaccine may include soreness, swelling, and redness at the injection site.
The vaccine is not recommended for people who are chronically infected with Hepatitis B Virus, those with documented yeast allergies, or a history of an adverse reaction to the vaccine.
In addition to vaccination, there are other simple ways to stop the spread of hepatitis B:
- avoid direct contact with blood and bodily fluids
- clean blood or bodily fluids with a diluted bleach solution (mix 9 parts water to 1 part bleach)
- wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after any potential exposure to blood
- avoid sharing sharp items such as razors, nail clippers, toothbrushes, earrings, or body jewelry
- avoid illegal street drugs (injecting, inhaling, snorting, or popping pills)
- practice safe sex with all partners
- consumers who use ear/body piercing, tattooing, electrolysis, and acupuncture services should choose suppliers who use pre-packaged, pre-sterilized disposable needles, and sterile equipment.
Knowledge is the ultimate tool when it comes to prevention. Knowing your hepatitis B status is the first way you can protect yourself from becoming infected or infecting someone else. If you already know that you have hepatitis B, make sure that your family members and those you live with, especially your partner, are all tested and vaccinated if required. If you are unsure of your vaccination status, check for Vaccine efficacy (Hepatitis B Profile Test) or talk to a medical Practitioner on Healthneutron App about screening options.
Be informed. Be Tested. Be Vaccinated. Be Hepatitis B Virus-free!