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Red_34
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   Posted 9/29/2008 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I seen my primary the other day and she suggested I get the Hepatitis A & B as well as the pnuemonia vaccinations.  Have any of you had these and if so, did it bother your Uc any?  She said mainly that the Hep A affects the intestinal tract and can usually be overcome in a healthy individual but anyone that has intestinal issues while being on a immune suppressor may not overcome it as well.  Any thoughts?
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   Posted 9/29/2008 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I had hepatitis B vaccine years before the UC; I had the pneumonia vaccine last year. No problems from it at all, nor from my DT booster this year.

Hepatitis A is a viral intestinal disease that's passed fairly easily from person to person. The CDC recommends immunization for the following groups:

• Persons traveling to or working in countries with high or intermediate endemicity of infection;
• Men who have sex with men;
• Drug use;
• Persons who work with HAV-infected primates or with HAV in a research laboratory setting;
• Persons with chronic liver disease;
• Persons with clotting factor disorders;
• Food handlers where health authorities or private employers determine vaccination to be cost-effective.

It's not a live virus, so safe to take when you're immunocompromised. I'd say your doctor's reasoning is sound. Even though your risk of exposure may be low, she's recommending you err on the side of caution.
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/29/2008 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Ive had all the hep vaccines. I had them in high school while I was sick but undiagnosed. I had no additional issues.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


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   Posted 9/29/2008 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you at risk for contracting Hep B?

Unless you are really at risk why bother. If you do I'd do them on separate days. Toxic limit on adults I think was around 350 mcg in a day, and the hep a has 250 mcg and hep b also has 250 mcg. The prevnar form of pneumonia has 125 mcg, mercks version is better if they have it.
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/29/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh I forgot to add - I had mine on seperate days and I was at risk because I was working with incarcerated kids.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Red_34
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   Posted 9/29/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
She said that the Hep A is a series of 2 shots, the Hep B is a series of 3 and the pnuemonia is one and then another 5 years later. No I am not at risk for contracting the Heps but like Judy mentioned, I believe she is just erring on the side of caution. Unless going to an assisted living center raises that risk?
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