A 29-year-old male asked:
can pregnant women take hepatitis b vaccination ?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Kenneth Cheng answered
30 years experience Family Medicine
Risk vs. benefit: Hepatitis b vaccination is currently rated a "c" in regards to safety to the fetus. This generally means that there are insufficient studies to show safety or harm to the baby if given during pregnancy. You should have an open and frank discussion with your obstetrician to determine your risk of contracting hepatitis b during pregnancy.
Answered on Nov 5, 2014
Dr. Miguel Cano answered
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Pregnancy is not a contraindication to vaccination. Limited data suggest that developing fetuses are not at risk for adverse events when Hepatitis B Vaccine is administered to pregnant women. Available vaccines contain noninfectious HBsAG and should cause no risk of infection to the fetus. Pregnant women who are identified as being at risk for HBV infection should be vaccinated.
Answered on Feb 27, 2016
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