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pregnancy and 3rd shot of Hep.vaccine
Jan 12, 2003

I am due to have the third shot in the hepatitis B vaccine. I just recently found out I am pregnant. Is it safe to have the third shot now or should I wait until after the baby is born?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

If I were you I would probably wait unless you were at really high risk of hepatitis B. Even if you have to start over again, why risk any problems? The vaccine is only a protein and should be safe, but it does not sound urgent. Good luck with the baby! DTD

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