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What is the first immunization shot a baby gets?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Hepatitis B: In USA the first shot is Hepatiti B,,is given in the newborn nursery after the baby is born and second Hep B is given after 1 month.Other shots like DPT,IPV,HIB,PNUMOCOCCAL VACCINE AND ROTA VIRUS ORAL VACCINE is given The first shot is Hepatitis B given when the baby is born in the New Born Nursery
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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
49 years experience
Immunization : The 1st shot your baby will receive is the 1st Hepatitis B vaccine before leaving the hospital, 2nd Hepatitis B at age 1 mos, then Dtap, Ipv & Hib ( pentacel), pcv & rota virus vaccine all at age 2 mos, next set of sts ages 4 & 6 mos. I hope that answers your questions. Good luck.
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Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Immunization: the first immunization that a baby receives is the hepatitis B vaccine. More information about vaccines can be found http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/ -- details which vaccines are given at each visit and details about each vaccination.
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Last updated Aug 26, 2015

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