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Is it possbile to have both hep b and c treatment at the same time. I do not have b but doc says I need to have the vaccine anyway.
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The vaccine is so that you will be protected against getting Hep B.  Things get much more complicated if you have hep B along with your Hep C.  My doc made me do the same thing.
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Yes, I think it is standard once diagnosed with Hep C to be vaccinated against Hep B.  It is also beneficial to be tested for HIV.
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standard procedure, I got mine before starting tx as well as a flu shot
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"Treatment" for hepatitis b is different from "vaccination."  Getting the vaccine for hep b is to prevent you from getting hbv... there is actual "treatment" for hep b, but that would only apply if you were infected and chronic.

As others have said, folks with chronic hcv should be vaccinated against hbv to prevent co-infection (exponentially bad).
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Ofcourse it's possible that's why you get a Hep B,and A vaccines.  They are completly different viruses.  Hep C is closer to yellow fever than it is Hep B.  Educate yourself find out what the word hepatitis means.
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I had the trwinrix vaccine for both a &b right after I was diagnosed .It was done in 3 segments.
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I had A and B vacine done right away too. I was told they could be deadly with C. That's all I needed to hear!
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I am on week 18 of tx for Hep C and am still in the process of getting the A and B vaccinations.  I got the last B yesterday and will get the last A in February.  It has not made any difference that I am currently treating and . other than a sore arm, there are no side effects.
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Thanks,
Got call in to doc I want to get this over with
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