HAV (Hepatitis B Vaccine)

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Protect against:

Hepatitis B

Transmitted through contact with blood and other body fluids of an infected person. A newborn can be infected if the mother is a Hepatitis B carrier. Chronic infection is more likely to occur in persons infected as infants or young children.


No. of doses: 3


When to take:

1st dose is usually given soon after birth before baby is discharged from the hospital. 2nd and 3rd doses can be given as part of the 6-in-1 vaccine.

For a baby born to a mother who is Hepatitis carrier, the 2nd dose should be given at 1 month old and the 3rd dose can be given as part of the 5-in-1 vaccine at 6 months old.

Re-vaccination may be necessary if the blood test is done between 9-12 months old does not show adequate antibody level in the baby.


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