Hep b vaccine schedule for infants

Hepatitis B is among the most common causes of liver cancer, and it is a global health problem and is more prevalent than acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS), hence the importance of the hepb vaccine, Dear mother, get to know with us the vaccination schedule against hepatitis B, immunization methods, and its importance to the health of infants.

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Hepb vaccine is produced using genetic engineering techniques by separating one type of antigen (Type S) of the hepatitis B surface antigen virus, incubating it in preservative cells, then purifying and sterilizing it and producing a sterile drug ready for injection.

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This vaccine is a recent, third generation hepatitis B vaccine, also known as (Sci B Vac), as it contains three types of virus antigens:

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S antigen (S).

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Pre-S1 antigen.

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Pre-S2 antigen.

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These antigens are incubated inside the body of the hamster.

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The vaccine is an active vaccine that leads to the production of antibodies to the virus that causes hepatitis B and prevents the development of the disease and its chronic complications, such as: liver tissue necrosis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.

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It is given to adults at risk of contracting the virus by touching body fluids or blood from a person carrying the virus, such as: doctors, AIDS, and immunodeficiency disease.

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Vaccination isn’t a cure for hepatitis B and it doesn’t protect against other types of hepatitis.

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Advantages of immunization by Sci B Vaccine

The advantages of vaccination with the hepatitis B Sci B Vac over the vaccine containing only the C antigen include the following:

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It stimulates the production of antibodies quickly and in greater quantities.

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The strong and rapid immune reaction gives a special advantage to people in groups at risk of infection, such as: immunodeficiency patients and medical staff.

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It produces special antibodies that stimulate virus clearance and prevent its clotting in liver cells.

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Contributes to reducing or preventing the immune reaction that is issued by genetic mutations in the virus.

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Immunization schedule

child and adolescent immunization schedule:

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Dose NumberAge
10 month
2First month
36 months
418 months
hep b vaccine schedule for infants

How is hepatitis B vaccination given?

A dose of hepatitis B vaccine is given intramuscularly in the right thigh within the pentavalent vaccine.

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Directions

Vaccination goal

Hepatitis B prevention.

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How to give a dose of the liver vaccine

The injection is given intramuscularly.

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Preparing to take a dose

Vaccination does not require special preparation procedures. 

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The injection site must be sterilized and wait until it dries.

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Event start:

Four weeks later.

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Effective time

More than 30 years.

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Special warnings

Risks

No special problems were reported.

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During pregnancy

No clinical information or information from animal research is available in this regard. It is not recommended to give a hepatitis B vaccine to a pregnant woman  before birth except in cases where the mother is at high risk.

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Breast feeding

There is no clinical information available or information from research conducted on animals whether taking a dose of this vaccine passes into breast milk or not, so caution and follow-up is required when vaccinating in such cases.

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Infants

Do not give the dose to infants under the age of eighteen.

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Elderly

No special problems were reported.

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Interaction with other drugs

There is not enough information from the product about drug interactions.

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Details

It is given to adults in the form of three doses as follows:

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Given on the same day of the accident, then day 28, then day 168.

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Side effects of the hepatitis B vaccination

It has no serious side effects so far, the person may experience some simple reactions like any medication, such as: Redness and swelling of the area and High temperature.

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