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

No. The vaccine haters have flittered like butterflys from one issue to the next. For a time they blamed cerebral palsy on vaccines, then crib death and now autism. The rumor mill wanders back and forth for any issue that is hard to explain. The vaccine has been used extensively in hawaii starting with a newborn dose for 2 decades and no such assooociation has been reported.
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.
No. Like the worries about MMR and autism, this link has been disproven. In fact, since hepatitis b vaccination became routine in 1991, the rate of sids (sudden infant death syndrome) has fallen significantly. The data that led to this worry was a statisical coincidence--the age most children get their hepatitis b vaccinations happens to be the age of peak sids onset.
NO. To add on to dr. Ferguson's answer, we have to start getting our information from reputable resources. Vaccines have been saving millions of lives for close to 200 years now. It is a shame that the publicity hounds and the rabble roursers prey on the parents who are looking for an explanation for a difficult medical condition. They should be held accountable for their misinformation.
Absolutely Not. No. There is no truth to this myth. Please vaccinate and protect your child.

Related Questions

Will the hepatitis b vaccine raise my child's risk of developing ms?

No. This is not currently known to be a risk of hepatitis b vaccine.
No. Absolutely not, no one knows what causes diseases such as multiple sclerosis, and other similar diseased such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, but all involve an autoimmune reaction in which the immune system starts to attack parts of the body.
No. Ms, or multiple sclerosis, is a neurological disease that can cause weakness, poor balance, visual problems, and a host of other neurologic symptoms. It is lifelong, with waxing and waning severity in most cases. Cause is uncertain; genetics and environment likely playing a role. There is currently no medical or scientific evidence that Hepatitis B Vaccine increases one's risk of developing ms.
No. Although the question of a connection between MS and the Hepatitis B Vaccine was raised, it was based upon innuendo and false information. The facts as we know them demonstrate absolutely no relationship. The vaccine is safe.
No. Not that I know of. I am aware that Hepatitis B Vaccine had been blamed for causing type I diabetes, of course, without merit. Ms is still a dreadful condition whose etiology remains elusive. Human herpes virus type vi, well known cause of roseola, has been implicated in some cases of ms.
No. There was a concern raised in france in the 1980's which turned out to be fallacious.
No. Ms is more common in people who live their childhood years farther away from the equator, which in the northern hemisphere means that a child's risk of MS increases if he moves farther north and lives there before adolescence. Ms occurs in people who do not get the hepatitis b vaccine, as well as in persons who do receive the vaccine, but one does not cause the other. The cause of MS is unknown.

How often should my child receive hepatitis b vaccine?

3-dose series, . Hepatitis b vaccination is typically given; 1st dose within 24 hours of birth, 2nd dose at 1-2 months of age, and 3rd dose at 6 mos. Same vaccination can be started at any age with same intervals, i.e., 0, 1, and 6 month.

Why does my child need a hepatitis b vaccine if he is not yet at risk of contracting the disease?

Dangerous disease. Newborns are at risk of hepatits b if the mom is infected and doesn't know it. Some people are silent carriers of this disease. I recommend it at birth even if mom tests negative because it is a safe, effective vaccine against a very bad disease, which causes liver cancer and cirrhosis. It is a series of three shots, and it is required for school attendance.
Life time risk of 5% Overall lifetime risk of contracting hepatitis b is approaching 5% and higher for some people and in some locations. In addition, shots work far better in younger people and even better in infants, thus the majority of shots being given at this age bracket. Even teenaged patients are ancient when it comes to immunologic response to vaccines and this is the main reason to immunize at a young age.
Safe and effective. Hepatitis b is a serious disease; it can lead to liver cancer and cirrhosis. Expectant mothers are tested for hep b during pregnancy but they may become infected after testing is done. To assure a baby never gets this disease, hep b vaccine is used at birth. The vaccine is safe and it works. In addition, we never think our kids are "at risk" of getting an "adult" disease; until they have it.
Risk is ever-present. As protective as we parents try to be, certain risks are ever-present. Since we don't have the proverbial crystal ball to determine all risks, prevention is best. Who knows if our children will inadvertently be exposed to infected blood products that can transmit the hep b virus? The vaccine sets up the body's defense before infection occurs. Thankfully the vaccine is proven safe and effective!
Hep B vaccine was.... ..Originally tested in countries where most people were infected at birth, then went on to infect their own children at their birth, and died young of liver cancer. The vaccine worked extremely well and safely. Once we knew this, there seemed to be no reason to wait longer.
He doesn't. While hepatitis is a serious disease, the hepatitis vaccine, in my opinion, is not necessary in children with no risk factors. If mom had prenatal care and is hepatitis negative, and the baby will not be in a high risk environment, I do not see the need to give it right away. It can be done later if necessary. You may want to do more research on your own.
At risk from birth. A child is at risk of catching hepatitis b, from the day he is born. So, the vaccine is usually started on that day. Hepatitis b virus is in blood and bodily fluids, and is very contagious. Almost all people who are carriers of hepatitis b "look normal", so one cannot tell who is carrying the virus, among the general population.
Risk is ever-present. I saw a 6mo baby with hep b years ago. In for another problem, his liver tests showed tremendous damage. Mom didn't know she got it while pregnant & passed it on. Poor kid. That vaccine was first used extensively in hawaii where mom to baby passage was common. Rates of hep b, liver failure & cancer dropped. Vaccines are given as early as they will work. Any delay is unnecessary & may be deadly.