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is it safe to get the hepatitis b vaccine while pregnant or as a small child

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, and recommended: If you have not been vaccinated, it is strongly recommended, and all children should receive the vaccine. If you are not vaccinated, and are exposed t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: This vaccine is not made from live virus and is ok to receive while pregnant.
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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Yes: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is not a live vaccine but is made from dna particles only and cannot cause infection. It is well tolerated and safe. This vacc ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
22 years experience Pediatrics
No: That is not true. In fact, since the institution of the hep b vaccination, the incidence of sids has actually decreased. In the early 90's, there was ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and yes: Hepatitis b vaccine appears to have no harmful effects on pregnant women, fetuses, and babies. Women at low risk for hepb can get their shots after de ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nour Baltagi
29 years experience Pediatrics
Rotavirus: It is ok and the vaccine should be effective, but you need to know that some kids will develop rotavirus infection with the wild type even if they ar ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Booster shot: The Tdap is the form of the vaccine for tetanus,diphtheria and pertussis that is used in older kids and adults. It is recommended during pregnancy for ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
3 diseases in one: This contains tetanus vaccine, diptheria vaccine and attenuated ( softened) pertussis vaccine. Yes! We want pregnant moms to be immunized for pertuss ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: All vaccines have a known failure percentage with some more than others. Measles as part of the MMR was given as a single dose to many kids up until t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It has been shown in extensive research to be safe in this situation.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is a weakened live virus vaccine. Pregnant women should not receive this or any other type of live virus vaccine.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, whle not fda approved for that and it should not be used in that fashion, this should not be harmful in any way.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
34 years experience Urology
Possibly: Only should take if your immunity is proven to be low by a serum titer. Patients with multiple sclerosis may develope an exacerbation secondary to th ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
To Save Lives: To prevent the rare case of neonatal hepatitis b, which may be deadly or cause permanent liver disease. And who says it is less safe to give an infant ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Expert opinions from the center for disease control reports that administration of the hpv vaccine with a common cold is both safe and it works!
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Complicated issue: Hepatitis B treatment during pregnancy recommendation must be dealt with individually. Those with high viral loads or at high risk for transmission or ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Likely safe: If the mother of the newborn has had chickenpox then the baby has passive immunity for some time. Additionally, secondary spread of this weakened vac ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
MMR after delivery: The measles vaccine (MMR) is a live-virus vaccine, so it is not given to pregnant women or to women just about to become pregnant. It can be given to ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
22 years experience Hepatology
Yes: Majority of adult acquired hepatitis b is spontaneously cleared. In patients with chronic hepatitis b, statins should be safe to use as long as there ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
34 years experience Urology
Yes: There are a variety of fields in "medicine". If it is your passion to pursue one do so. Need to assess risks of transmission, wear gloves, do not expo ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There have been concerns that oral polio vaccine containing live virus is inadvertently given to an immunodeficient chlld or to a child who potentiall ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Measle immunity: It is rare to contract measles again after having had 2 doses of the vaccine. Ifever ithat happens, the symptoms will be very mild.

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