Preventing Perinatal Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease caused by a virus.
You can contract hepatitis B through contact with blood or body fluids. Talk to your doctor about getting tested for hepatitis B during your pregnancy.

Pregnant people can pass hepatitis B to their baby during birth. This is called perinatal transmission.

To help prevent your baby from getting hepatitis B you should make sure your baby is fully vaccinated against hepatitis B, with the first shot given right after birth. Click on the tiles below to learn more.

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Content last updated: May 31, 2017

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