Should pregnant patients be vaccinated against hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B)?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Do not defer vaccination in pregnant patients or patients who are unlikely to achieve an increased CD4 count. [41, 61] Individuals at increased risk of severe complications due to HBV infection include those unlikely to achieve CD4 counts of 200 cells/mm3 or above after antiretroviral therapy (eg, HBV/hepatitis C virus [HCV] coinfection) and HIV-infected pregnant women. [41]


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