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Old 02-02-2009, 11:45 AM   #1
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Question New to the site and Medical Assisting

Hello Everyone,

I'm new to the site and I am a medical assistant student. I hear that you can get hepatitis working in the medical field. How would one avoid getting hepatitis if you are in that working environment?

 
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:49 AM   #2
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Re: New to the site and Medical Assisting

Do you mean to say that you are not vaccinated????
Well, I must say, I'm shocked. Here in the UK, people who work in the relevant fields will get free hep A, B and C vaccinations. Anybody else can still get them, but will have to pay. Speak to your employer/director of studies and see what he or she recommends.

 
Old 02-10-2009, 08:17 AM   #3
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Re: New to the site and Medical Assisting

Currently I am a student and I am going through the process of getting the series of shots, the school make it mandatory that you get the series and a tb skin test. However, if you get the flu shot, you can still get the flu. So my question is to the board, "How can you prevent getting the virus?"

 
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