Question of the Week

Question :
Posted On : 12 Mar 2023
2nd dose of Hep A was missed and realized after 3 years. What is the next thing to do? Up to what age are 720 units sufficient and at what age onwards do we need to give 1440 units?
5
Expert Answer :
HEP-A vaccine is always given in Prime-Boost Schedule viz priming dose on day 0 and the booster after 6 months, The longer the interval better will be the boosting effect. However, the risk of the Vaccinee suffering from Viral Hepatitis is greater in the 'window period', If this child has d so far the booster dose can now be given after 3 years also. You need not repeat the priming dose now.720 units formulation is recommended for up to 18 years of age by the manufacturer.
Answer Discussion :
M
Muhammad Zeeshan
Profile
No need to restart. Your body has already made memory cells of the first dose. Give the second dose ASAP and then the third dose.
11 months ago
T
Thomas Checkley
Profile
No need to restart according to the CDC.
11 months ago
S
Seblewongel Kassa
Profile
start anew schedule
11 months ago
A
abdalatif ragab
Profile
This vaccine is not included in our programe here in libya.
11 months ago
L
Lorraine Bernadette
Profile
complete the dose. no need to restart
11 months ago




Disclaimer: The information given by www.pediatriconcall.com is provided by medical and paramedical & Health providers voluntarily for display & is meant only for informational purpose. The site does not guarantee the accuracy or authenticity of the information. Use of any information is solely at the user's own risk. The appearance of advertisement or product information in the various section in the website does not constitute an endorsement or approval by Pediatric Oncall of the quality or value of the said product or of claims made by its manufacturer.
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0