Question about Hep B vaccines

I’m looking to hear both sides on this:

p{border:thin dotted blue}. Is there any reason to vaccinate a child against Hepatitis B in the first 12 hours of life when there is no risk of mother-child transmission? (_I.e. mother is Hep-B free_)


2 Responses

  1. Not unless the baby is planning on having sex or using IV drugs.

  2. […] In following up to this question, I spoke with my pediatrician about Hep B vaccine within the first 12 hours of life, and she tells me there is no reason to do it unless we are concerned about Hep B in the mother. Which we’re not, so we’re not going to do it. […]

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