As part of your prenatal care your blood will be tested for hepatitis B virus. If your results are positive, your child will need to receive treatment at birth.
One dose each of Hepatitis B Iimmune Globulin (HBIG) and the first dose of hepatitis B vaccine at birth. The HBIG and hepatitis B vaccine should be given at the hospital within 12 hours of delivery.
Second dose of hepatitis B vaccine should be given at 1-2 months of age.
The third dose of hepatitis B vaccine should be given at 6 months of age.
A blood test is recommended at 9-15 months of age and at least 1-2 months after the final dose of hepatitis B vaccine which will help confirm the success of the vaccination. A lab slip will be provided to you by the health district to take to any LabCorp location. The blood test is free.
Free blood test for your baby, after HBIG and three doses of vaccine are complete (9-15 months of age), to ensure the vaccine is protecting your child.
It is very important that you keep up with the hepatitis B vaccine schedule. The vaccine will not fully protect your child until the third dose is received.
If you are pregnant and tested positive for hepatitis B or want additional information on the Perinatal hepatitis B Prevention Program, call us at