Hepatitis B Vaccine

Sloane Samberson and Bobby Shi

Get the Vaccine!

  • The Hepatitis B vaccine is 95% effective in preventing Hepatitis B
  • It is only fatal in 1% of cases
  • Side Effects are not life threatening or dangerous
  • Only needed to take it once every 10-15 years

The Hepatitis B Virus

Symptoms

  • Appetite Loss
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Yellow skin and dark urine

Causes

  • Blood transfusions
  • Direct contact with blood
  • Sexual contact with an infected person
  • Tattoo or acupuncture with unclean needles or instruments
  • Shared person items with an infected person

Additional Information

About the Disease

Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. Hepatitis B is usually spread when blood, semen, or another body fluid from a person infected with the Hepatitis B virus enters the body of someone who is not infected.


http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/B/index.htm


How to Prevent Hepatitis B

  • Wash your hands.
  • Be cautious about body piercing and tattooing.
  • Have safe intercourse.
  • Do not to share personal items. (razors, earrings, etc.)
  • Get the Hepatitis B vaccine before you travel.