HEPATITIS B vaccination - Immunization
 
HEPATITIS B VACCINATION
Last Updated : 6/29/2016
Wanke-Rytt Monika & Kuchar Ernest
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Contraindications and side effects
Hepatitis B vaccine is contraindicated in persons with a history of severe allergy to eggs or other vaccine components. Pregnancy, multiple sclerosis, Guillain–Barré syndrome, autoimmune diseases and other chronic diseases do not constitute a contraindication to vaccination (7,14).
The hepatitis B vaccine is considered to be safe. The most common side effects include fever (1 - 6%) and pain at the injection site (3 - 29%) (7). Administration of the first dose immediately after birth was not associated with a higher incidence of sepsis. A large cohort study demonstrated that the incidence of anaphylaxis after vaccine administration is 1.1 per 1 million vaccine doses (15).

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Wanke-Rytt Monika & Kuchar Ernest
Department of Pediatrics with Clinical Assessment Unit,
Medical University of Warsaw, Poland


First Created : 6/29/2016
Last Updated : 6/29/2016

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