Fact Check: Is the Hepatitis vaccine not needed by babies?

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Is hepatitis vaccine not safe for kids?
No. The Hepatitis vaccine is essential to prevent severe liver damage from various hepatitis viruses. It guards against infection and is not limited to certain groups. Babies should receive the vaccine, as it safeguards against hepatitis B from birth and is given in three shots. The vaccine is safe and effective, even if exposed to the virus.

Last Updated on August 17, 2023 by Neelam Singh

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A social media post claims that the Hepatitis B vaccine was created for hookers and drug users and because it wasn’t used by them, therefore, the companies just handed them to the babies. We fact-checked and found this claim to be False.

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The Claim

An Instagram post reads, “Hep B vaccine was created for hookers & drug users, but when none of them would show up for their shots, companies that invested hundreds of millions in development were pissed and needed someone to give their vaccine to. So we handed them our babies – all of them.”

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Fact Check

Is the Hepatitis vaccine necessary?

Yes. The Hepatitis vaccine is necessary because it helps prevent infection and the potentially severe health consequences associated with various types of hepatitis viruses. Hepatitis is a group of viral infections that primarily affect the liver. There are several types of hepatitis viruses, including hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. Each type can lead to different degrees of liver damage and other health complications. Vaccination against hepatitis is crucial because these viruses can cause serious and potentially life-threatening liver damage. By getting vaccinated, individuals can protect themselves from these infections, prevent the spread of the viruses to others, and contribute to public health efforts to control and eliminate hepatitis-related diseases. It’s important to follow recommended vaccination schedules and guidelines provided by healthcare professionals to ensure optimal protection against hepatitis.

Is the Hepatitis vaccine created only for hookers and drug users?

No, the hepatitis vaccine was not created only for hookers and drug users. It is recommended for everyone, regardless of their lifestyle. Hepatitis is a serious disease that can cause liver damage, liver cancer, and even death. The vaccine can help protect you from getting hepatitis A and hepatitis B, the two most common types of hepatitis.

Hepatitis A is spread through contact with the stool of an infected person. This can happen through contaminated food or water, or through close personal contact. Hepatitis B is spread through contact with blood or other bodily fluids of an infected person. This can happen through unprotected sex, sharing needles, or through contact with open wounds. This means that not just hookers or drug users are at risk but it can spread to anyone because of which the vaccination is recommended. 

The University of Michigan Medical School explains, “I don’t engage in ‘risky’ behaviors, so I don’t need to worry…right? Hepatitis B is spread through blood and body fluids, but this virus can survive outside the body for a week. This means up to 7 days after someone has left blood on something; it can be picked up through an opening in the skin or eyes of another person — a person who isn’t ‘at risk.’ Just because you don’t participate in risky behavior, like having multiple sex partners or injecting IV drugs, doesn’t mean that you can’t catch this disease. Some other people at higher risk are diabetics and healthcare workers.”

Research has shown that the cases of Hepatitis have drastically reduced after vaccination

The idea that the hepatitis vaccine was created only for hookers and drug users is a harmful stereotype. It is important to remember that hepatitis can affect anyone, regardless of their lifestyle. The vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect yourself from this serious disease.

Is the Hepatitis vaccine not needed by babies?

No. Babies need the hepatitis vaccine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all babies should get the hepatitis B vaccine starting at birth. Hepatitis is a serious disease that can cause various health issues. Babies can get hepatitis B from their mothers during childbirth, even if the mother does not have any symptoms of the disease. The hepatitis vaccine can help protect babies from getting hepatitis B.

The hepatitis vaccine is given in a series of three shots. The first shot is given at birth, the second shot is given at 1 to 2 months of age, and the third shot is given at 6 to 18 months of age. The vaccine is safe and effective.

If you are concerned about hepatitis B, talk to your doctor. They can recommend the hepatitis vaccine for your baby. The hepatitis vaccine is safe and effective. The vaccine is most effective when given before you are exposed to hepatitis. However, it can also be effective if you are already exposed to the virus.

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Dr. Shikha Shiromani
Dr. Shikha Shiromani
A dental surgeon by education and medical writer by profession, Shikha is responsible for research and fact-check.

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Is hepatitis vaccine not safe for kids?
No. The Hepatitis vaccine is essential to prevent severe liver damage from various hepatitis viruses. It guards against infection and is not limited to certain groups. Babies should receive the vaccine, as it safeguards against hepatitis B from birth and is given in three shots. The vaccine is safe and effective, even if exposed to the virus.

Last Updated on August 17, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is hepatitis vaccine not safe for kids?
No. The Hepatitis vaccine is essential to prevent severe liver damage from various hepatitis viruses. It guards against infection and is not limited to certain groups. Babies should receive the vaccine, as it safeguards against hepatitis B from birth and is given in three shots. The vaccine is safe and effective, even if exposed to the virus.

Last Updated on August 17, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is hepatitis vaccine not safe for kids?
No. The Hepatitis vaccine is essential to prevent severe liver damage from various hepatitis viruses. It guards against infection and is not limited to certain groups. Babies should receive the vaccine, as it safeguards against hepatitis B from birth and is given in three shots. The vaccine is safe and effective, even if exposed to the virus.

Last Updated on August 17, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is hepatitis vaccine not safe for kids?
No. The Hepatitis vaccine is essential to prevent severe liver damage from various hepatitis viruses. It guards against infection and is not limited to certain groups. Babies should receive the vaccine, as it safeguards against hepatitis B from birth and is given in three shots. The vaccine is safe and effective, even if exposed to the virus.

Last Updated on August 17, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is hepatitis vaccine not safe for kids?
No. The Hepatitis vaccine is essential to prevent severe liver damage from various hepatitis viruses. It guards against infection and is not limited to certain groups. Babies should receive the vaccine, as it safeguards against hepatitis B from birth and is given in three shots. The vaccine is safe and effective, even if exposed to the virus.

Last Updated on August 17, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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Is hepatitis vaccine not safe for kids?
No. The Hepatitis vaccine is essential to prevent severe liver damage from various hepatitis viruses. It guards against infection and is not limited to certain groups. Babies should receive the vaccine, as it safeguards against hepatitis B from birth and is given in three shots. The vaccine is safe and effective, even if exposed to the virus.

Last Updated on August 17, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is hepatitis vaccine not safe for kids?
No. The Hepatitis vaccine is essential to prevent severe liver damage from various hepatitis viruses. It guards against infection and is not limited to certain groups. Babies should receive the vaccine, as it safeguards against hepatitis B from birth and is given in three shots. The vaccine is safe and effective, even if exposed to the virus.

Last Updated on August 17, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is hepatitis vaccine not safe for kids?
No. The Hepatitis vaccine is essential to prevent severe liver damage from various hepatitis viruses. It guards against infection and is not limited to certain groups. Babies should receive the vaccine, as it safeguards against hepatitis B from birth and is given in three shots. The vaccine is safe and effective, even if exposed to the virus.

Last Updated on August 17, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is hepatitis vaccine not safe for kids?
No. The Hepatitis vaccine is essential to prevent severe liver damage from various hepatitis viruses. It guards against infection and is not limited to certain groups. Babies should receive the vaccine, as it safeguards against hepatitis B from birth and is given in three shots. The vaccine is safe and effective, even if exposed to the virus.

Last Updated on August 17, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

Is hepatitis vaccine not safe for kids?
No. The Hepatitis vaccine is essential to prevent severe liver damage from various hepatitis viruses. It guards against infection and is not limited to certain groups. Babies should receive the vaccine, as it safeguards against hepatitis B from birth and is given in three shots. The vaccine is safe and effective, even if exposed to the virus.

Last Updated on August 17, 2023 by Neelam Singh

Disclaimer: Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can futher read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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