Q: Will persons who have not completed the entire hepatitis B vaccine series be protected against the virus?
A: About 75-80% of adults who have received 2 valid doses of vaccine have developed a protective antibody level. Standard precautions to protect against exposure to blood or blood-containing fluids should be used. If a responder who is not fully vaccinated comes into contact with blood or body fluids, post exposure precautions should be taken according to previously published recommendations http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5011a1.htm .
Q: Is it okay to get the hepatitis A vaccine around the same time as the hepatitis B vaccine?
A: Yes. Hepatitis A vaccine and hepatitis B vaccine do not interfere with each other and are often given together.
Q: What vaccines are recommended for evacuees of a disaster?
A: The major concern for anyone exposed to unsanitary conditions is that they be up to date with tetanus-containing vaccine, because if they are injured (as is common in disaster settings) the injury is likely to be contaminated. Routinely recommended vaccines are recommended for evacuees, just like they are for everyone else. Full CDC recommendations for vaccines for evacuees are posted on our website at http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/disease/vaccrecdisplaced.asp.
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