Raised NK cells & Hepatitis B Vaccine

Kathy Brady

5 Posts
Reply Posted on: Feb 26, 2013 at 3:23pm
Hello Doctor,

I live in the UK but am due to do IVF in Poland at the beginning of April. The clinic have requested that I have a Hep B Vaccine prior to any egg collection. I think this is because Hep B virus is considered 'intermediate' there. I would be taking a fast track vaccination with jabs on day 0, 7 and 21 and then a booster in a year.

Will this make my already elevated NK cells go through the roof or not? My doctor there says no but she's not an immunologist and I couldn't see the immunolgist while in Poland. I normally treat my raised NK with prednisolone and Intralipids tho after 5 weeks they are back up again/

I would be so grateful for your comments.

Katie

Dr. Braverman

2026 Posts
RE: Raised NK cells & Hepatitis B Vaccine Posted on: Feb 26, 2013 at 5:00pm
any vaccination can activate the immune system raising key cytokines such as IL=6 but the levels from a vaccine are far lower than if you contracted it. I am sure this is common practice at thier clinic. why not delay the ER until after this settles down.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

Kathy Brady

5 Posts
Reply RE: Raised NK cells & Hepatitis B Vaccine Posted on: Feb 27, 2013 at 2:46am
Thank you Doctor Braverman