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Will your newborn get a hepatitis B shot

Your baby should get his first dose of the¬†hepatitis B vaccine¬†before being discharged from the hospital. If you’re a hepatitis B carrier or your status is unknown, your baby should definitely be vaccinated within 12 hours of birth.

Babies of mothers who are known hepatitis B carriers will also receive an injection of hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG), which provides short-term protection, within 12 hours of birth. If your hepatitis B status is unknown, your blood will be drawn for testing, and if you’re found to be positive, your baby should receive a dose of HBIG as soon as possible.

 

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References:

http://www.babycenter.com/0_what-happens-to-your-baby-after-delivery_182.bc?showAll=true

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/guide-parents.html#

http://www.parents.com/baby/care/newborn/newborn-tips-first-30-days/

https://medlineplus.gov/infantandnewborncare.html

http://www.wikihow.com/Take-Care-of-a-Newborn

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