Good luck chief,
Many people have already given you their OPINIONS and empty promises. I am going to provide you with some FACTS along with the data from RELIABLE SOURCES to back it up .
Then, contrary to many of the one-sided comments that you have recieved, I am going to suggest that you look at the risks at both ends of the spectrum. Do some research. Research the risks of the disease and figure out your personal risk factor to actually catching the disease. Research the risks of the vaccine as well. It is you decision. You have to make an informed choice.
Medical Guy says "its 100% safe .no side effects.ONLY GAINS >>>>NO PAINS"
Show me some data to back that comment up. NO VACCINE is 100% safe!
Vaccines can be VERY harmful and deadly. The following link will show you real life examples.
The CDC has a program called VAERS (The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System). Most people don’t even know that this website exists because doctors and nurses usually don’t mention it. It is a US Government run database.
The link below is a search criterion that I entered. This search shows you all reactions to the Hepatitis Vaccine. You'll have to scroll down past the page numbers to see the data.
If you want to run your own search, you can just go to the bottom of the page and click on "New Search"
PATRICIA G F says:
"Don't believe the antivaccination kooks who buy into scare tactics and junk science. Hepatitis B is a serious illness with some frightening consequences. You can die from the infection itself, or develop liver failure or even liver cancer later. The vaccine is safe enough to be given to newborns in the hospital for goodness sakes!"
There are 2 sides to every story. "Scare tactics and junk science"? Real people and real cases are not "scare tactics".
"The vaccine is safe enough to be given to newborns in the hospital for goodness sakes!"
Here is a search that I entered into the VAERS database. It shows children between the age of 0 and 2 years old who DIED after receiving the Hepatitis Vaccine.
As you can see in the above links, the vaccine is not 100% safe. There are some VERY bad side effects including DEATH.
But, how is Hepatitis B transmitted?
* Occurs when blood from an infected person enters the body of a person who is not infected.
* HBV is spread through having sex with an infected person without using a condom (the efficacy of latex condoms in preventing infection with HBV is unknown, but their proper use may reduce transmission), by sharing drugs, needles, or "works" when "shooting" drugs, through needlesticks or sharps exposures on the job, or from an infected mother to her baby during birth.
That is also straight from the CDC:
So, if you are not having unprotected sex with an infected partner and you are not an IV drug user, then your risk is VERY low of actually getting the disease.
If you do get infected... Is it treatable?
Most infected adults are able to get rid of the hepatitis B virus without any problems.
According to Harrison's, in cases of acute hepatitis B "most patients do not require hospital care" and "95 percent of patients have a favorable course and recover completely" with the case-fatality ratio being "very low (approximately 0.1 percent)." Those who recover completely from hepatitis B infection acquire life-long immunity.
The links that I provided you are NOT your typical Anti-Vaccination web sites. They are all well known and widely respected web sites. You cant argue with facts.
So, Is it worth the risk of getting side effects from the vaccine for a preventable, treatable disease? That is 100% up to you to decide. Just be shure to look at ALL the facts. Both sides!
I hope this helps you with your decision. Good luck.