Hepatitis B Vaccine - Have you had it?

Diabetic Connect Staff
By Diabetic Connect StaffA Latest Reply 2012-02-11 21:56:52 -0600
Started 2012-01-03 12:02:34 -0600

Because of an increased risk of getting infected, the CDC is now recommending that all adults age 19-59 with diabetes get vaccinated for hepatitis b: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-artic....

Have you had the vaccine already? Will you go get the vaccine now?

19 replies

hillwalker 2012-02-11 21:56:52 -0600 Report

from the cdc report the added risk is from hospital mismanagement being widespread and hospitals using the same testing equip for multiple patients
including lancets

granniesophie 2012-02-11 21:02:07 -0600 Report

Absolutely not! I am almost to the end of the arbitrarily picked years that you need the shot anyway, and since I don't share lancets at all, having no one to share with, and carrying extras in case the need ever arose, I don't see why I should sumbit my body to another shot (or 3) that I will get sick from. bad enough I have to get a flu shot every year that makes me sick for two days after it, why do I need to get this, just because the government says so. Stay the heck away from my body unlesd I give you express permission!!
Besides, I am a carrier of Mad Cow Disease, so I can't donate blood until 2153 anyway, so no danger from any kind of donating of organs or blood either!

NYCFirefighter 2012-02-11 20:48:40 -0600 Report

I will not be getting it just because i do not trust the Government or the regulatory agencies of the Nation to insure its safety. Lately it seems that the FDA only approves drugs that make big money for the pharmeceuticals or that can be patented by corporations like Monsanto that has BGH on the market and it is killing the consumers. I am not a needle user and came down with Hep C of a type from Asia, even though I never went there. My Doctor said that he thought it was transmitted by the jet gun injections used by the Military and that almost half the veterans of the Viet Nam era had it. Those guns are no longer used the same way with just a quick alcohol wipe, and Hep C cannot be killed by alcohol; but the Government will not admit to any fault. Then there is AIDS it was transmitted to Humans with Polio Vaccines that contained the tissue of Chimpanzees that were carriers, and the man that exposed it was excoriated and Ruined by the scientific community and the Governments of the U.S. and Europe. Vaccines seem to be the covert weapon of choice for getting rid of undesirables on the planet, while enriching the Corporations and agencies that are supposed to regulate them. I will not play anymore.

margokittycat 2012-02-11 16:35:23 -0600 Report

I will be getting the Hepitis B vaccine. I have been diabetic for 32 years and have had no major illness or reprocussions from the diabetes, so I don't want to get any now.

Young1s 2012-02-11 12:42:42 -0600 Report

I was vaccinated for Hep B years before diagnosis of D as part of my vaccination requirements prior to enrolling in school. I think it was because, even though I went their to learn about medical office assisting, I was attending some classes with the medical and nursing assistants. That would be a guess though.

Jacqueline 2012-02-11 11:00:36 -0600 Report

Unfortunately when I was hospitalized and needed blood, I received more than I needed (sic) from the hospital. And I was extremely upset Irwin Center in San Francisco did not check if the person had Hepatitis B so I received it. My physician said I have the "antibodies" for Hep B but I am still angry at having received this. Why did the blood bank accept this from the donor and why did the donor give his blood if he/she had it?

And I don't believe I have the antibodies. Rather the person who gave that blood infected me and the blood bank is not careful about screening (which I already knew)!

I am one angry person who got this infected blood because of the way the hospital (St. Mary's Emergency) dealt with me - all under the auspices of "trying to save my life"? Bull! They did so many stupid procedures, it wasn't necessary and I'm still angry at both entities after so many years!

RainbowKathy 2012-02-11 10:41:04 -0600 Report

I've got my shot back in 1994 while I was working as a Custodian on 2nd shift.
at a High School. I have my booklet course don't see how long this shot last. Does
anyone know the time frame on this. I was already a Diabetes for 21 yrs,
Rainbow Kathy

sailortom 2012-02-11 08:36:48 -0600 Report

I got vaccinated in 1999. It took 3 shots then. Is it still giving the sam way? Does it last forever? I was vaccinated way before I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Young1s 2012-02-11 12:45:38 -0600 Report

When I got my shots, in 2006, it was still given in 3's. The first two were a month apart and the last was at least 6 months to a year after the second one.

dwoodyr 2012-02-11 07:53:31 -0600 Report

i was recently hospitalized and had my blood tested everyday by a machine which was used on all the patients with diabetes im close to the cut off age of 59 do i need to have the shot ? is it recommended for these type of situations? i dont share needles or lancets etc with anyone let me know what you think

Sharon Elkins
Sharon Elkins 2012-02-11 07:50:09 -0600 Report

I have Hep B (for about 5 years before I was diagnosed with diabetes). Do you think having Hep B could have somehow contributed to my getting diabetes? I live with both now as comfortably as possible. Both are managed by me and checked on a regular basis with my doctors.

jayabee52 2012-01-03 22:32:10 -0600 Report

I used to be in a volunteer fire department when I lived in Nebraska. We had an ambulance and would transport people from the community to local hospitals. I was close enough to the fire station I usually was one of the first ones there, so I would go on the ambulance runs. Most of us did get the Hep B vaccine. I had a booster Hep B vaccine when I was on hemodialysis. So yes, I am good there.

Caroltoo 2012-01-03 12:30:13 -0600 Report

No, I think my approach will continue to be that I don't share needles or lancets wth anyone else. I'm not in a profession that involves contact with blood. I have had HIV and HEPb positive clients, but have used universal precautions when around them.

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