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Hepatitis B and Pregnancy
Jul 15, 2007

Is it possible to an unborn child to acquire hep B from a mother who is been positive to hep B for almost 3 years?Is there any vaccination to be given to the child as soon as the mother gave birth?

Response from Dr. McGovern

Hepatitis B vaccine and immunoglobulin are extremely effective in preventing transmission. Discuss this with your OB doctor.



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