When vaccines don't vaccinate! Teens Susceptible to Hepatitis B Infection Despite Vaccination as Infants
For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Health Issues page . By the time your newborn is 12 hours old, federal health officials recommend administering the first dose of hepatitis B vaccine. TWELVE HOURS! If you want to avoid it you must make it VERY clear to all hospital staff well before the delivery and monitor your baby closely until you leave the hospital. Three hepatitis B shots are part of the standard government-recommended childhood vaccination schedule, with the third dose to be given before 18 months of age. But hepatitis B is a primarily blood-transmitted adult disease associated with risky lifestyle choices such as unprotected sex with multiple partners and intravenous drug use involving sharing needles - it is NOT primarily a "children's disease" or one that is a common threat to newborn babies. In fact, according to the National Vaccine...