Many of you are familiar with the term “Hep B” vaccination. You may have needed one for work or travel. So what exactly is “Hep B” or Hepatitis B vaccine?
Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the Hep B virus. Blood or other bodily fluids may transmit it the Hep B virus and the end result may only a short acute illness or it could result in a chronic infection.
Some of the symptoms include:
• Abdominal pain
• Nausea and vomiting
• Dark urine
• A jaundice look to your skin or eyes
• Weakness and fatigue
It is important to get your Hep B series if you are a healthcare worker or public safety worker that may be exposed to blood or body fluids. If you are traveling, you may find the vaccination recommendations for certain countries on the CDC travelers health page.