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|Hepatitis B (Hep B)||Hep B & Your Baby||Hepatitis B Fact Sheet||Hepatitis B Video|
Hepatitis B at Birth
Your baby’s first immunization – for Hepatitis B – is recommended soon after birth and before hospital discharge.
Are babies at risk for Hepatitis B?
Yes. When a pregnant woman has Hepatitis B it can be spread easily to her baby. Babies and young children can also get Hepatitis B from close contact with family members or others who might be infected. Infants who become infected with Hepatitis B have a 90% chance of developing a lifelong, chronic infection. Learn more about Hepatitis B and your baby by clicking here.