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will the hepatitis b vaccine raise my child's risk of sids?

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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 a concern because sids occurs in the first few months of life, and the first hep b shots are given in the first couple of months as well. So, the assumption was that they were related, but that is simply not the case.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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