Vaccine: Hepatitus B

A child or teenager can get hepatitis B:

By coming in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids

Example: By an infected woman to her newborn during pregnancy or childbirth

By sharing toothbrushes, razors, or needles of an infected person

By human bites

By sexual contact with an infected person

By ear piercing, body piercing, or tattooing with unsterile equipment

Vaccination Schedule

A baby is vaccinated with the Hepatitus B vaccine three times by the age of 15 months of age–at birth, by two months and again by fifteen months. (Source:

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