VACCINATIONS AND TITERS
MOH OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF VACCINATIONS AND ANTIBODY TITERS
MOH offers a wide range of vaccinations – including flu vaccinations – and antibody titers. If you need one that’s not listed below, please contact us to see if we can obtain and stock your request. A particular vaccine may not be on hand due to its short shelf life and special storage requirements, but we will do what we can to accommodate requests.
Common titers include:
Titers are blood tests that help determine if a person has been vaccinated against a particular disease and if can sometimes indicate if the vaccine has enabled the body to develop antibodies to that disease.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT Hepatitis B Vaccinations:
Hepatitis B Vaccine Announcement – October 2018
Minnesota Occupational Health has now received a newly approved 2-dose vaccine against Hepatitis B meaning one less clinic visit. The effectiveness of the 2-dose vs 3-dose vaccine is the same however the two vaccines are not interchangeable.
Hepatitis B vaccinations are typically offered to medical emergency response teams, law enforcement, corrections, fire, EMS, clinic, dental, nursing care and hospital workers.
The 2 doses should be administered at least 4 weeks apart. Cost for the 2-dose series is $10 less than the 3-dose series.
Workers who have already begun the 3-dose series will complete that series. Workers beginning the hepatitis B vaccination series will receive the 2-dose vaccine.
Employers with workers who are at a higher risk of exposure sometimes offer titers (post-vaccination serologic testing). The titer (blood test) should be drawn 1–2 months after the final dose of vaccine, for both vaccine types.
The Hepatitis B vaccine is very safe, and it is effective at preventing the Hepatitis B disease. Vaccines, like any medicine, can have side effects. Most people who get the Hepatitis B vaccine have no side effects at all. Some people report having very mild side effects, like a sore arm from the shot for a day or two. The most common side effects are usually mild and last 1 or 2 days.
The Hepatitis B virus causes a contagious liver disease that can cause cancer and cirrhosis (scarring of the liver). It is spread when infected blood, semen, or other body fluid enters the body of a person who is not infected. You can protect against Hepatitis B with safe, effective vaccination.
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