New Moms with Hepatitis B


New Moms with Hepatitis B

Newborn FootprintsHEPATITIS B FACTS
  • Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection that can lead to liver failure and cancer.
  • It is easily spread to infants during delivery.
  • If infected, your baby has a 90% chance of having a lifelong infection.

There is no cure, but HEPATITIS B IS PREVENTABLE
                       by a safe and effective vaccine.

Newborn FootprintsADDITIONAL STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR BABY

Babies born to mothers with hepatitis B need two extra steps to ensure protection from infection. Aside from timely vaccination with the 3 dose hepatitis B vaccination series, each child needs

  • HBIG - at birth
    Hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) is medicine that helps your baby's body fight off the hepatitis B virus immediately. Inform your doctor that your baby needs HBIG at birth.
     
  • PVST at 9 months
    Post-vaccine serological testing (PVST) makes sure your child in not infected with hepatitis B and is protected from getting the virus.
Newborn FootprintsPATIENT INFORMATION FOR KANSAS MOMS WITH HEPATITIS B

Kansas PHBPP and your local health department provide support by answering any questions you may have and offer low or no cost vaccinations and free post-vaccine serological testing.

Downloadable file for moms with hepatitis B infection.