What are the recommendations for hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B) vaccination in children?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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All newborns must be vaccinated against hepatitis B with a 3- or 4-dose series of HepB. For infants born to mothers with active hepatitis B, a passive-active approach (hepatitis B immunoglobulin [HBIG] and vaccination) is recommended.

Children and adolescents who have not been vaccinated as infants should receive a 3-dose series of HepB.


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