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Is it safe to get a hepatitis b vaccine while pregnant?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: This vaccine is not made from live virus and is ok to receive while pregnant.
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Yes: But hepatitis b vaccination success should be confirmed 6 months after the series to ensure immunization and protection. Check a hepatitis b surface antibody blood test, also called hbsab.

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At what age should you get an hepatitis b vaccine?

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Anytime: The original research on newborn hep b administration was done years ago in hawaii & it was one of the first states to see a decline in hep b disease across the population. It is commonly given now at birth, 1-2 m & 6m during infancy but can be given to older kids at any age. Those who missed the vaccine in childhood should look into it.

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