One of the things as a student nurse that we need is hepatitis B immunity. This is normally achieved by having a course of three injections within a certain time frame. You have your first one and then a month later have the second and then four months later you have the third. Then you have a blood test about 4 months later again. I might have got the time spacing muddled but it is a long process!!!
I have my three jags and my bllod test to find out my immunity. Before I knew the result I got a letter in the post inviting me back to ahve my HepB1 again. I knew this could only mean I was not immune enough so needed more jags.
i went today to have my first jag of my second course. I also got a look at my blood results and asked the nurse what it meant. My blood result was 1.3. In the nurses words “this result is pitiful..have you had three jags”. i was like yes you gave me them all. I then found out that you are meant to have a blood level of over 100. I ahve a long way to get to there.
The reason for my result is because I am immuno-suppressed from the long term prednisilone I have been taking for my asthma. So once again Olivia -0 Prednisilone- 1!!!!!
I am off now to wallow in self pity at the thought of having more injections and complain about my achy arm which you get post jag!!!!