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combined hep a and b jab, anyone given it to their baby?

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Sonya007 Fri 04-Sep-09 23:27:51

as the title really. im just wondering if anyone has given there baby this jab for world travel or not, and if so were there any side effects.

lljkk Sat 05-Sep-09 17:55:48

I seem to recall that someone can only get Hep's B from interchange of bodily fluids; you can't get it from casual contact. And the Heps B vaccine has a bad reputation; I'm generally fine about giving DC jabs, but the Heps B one in particular worries me.

Heps A -- I think -- one can get from casual contact. Pls. do your own research to verify all that, but if it were my child, I imagine that I would seek Heps-A vacc without the Heps-B part.

vinblanc Sat 05-Sep-09 18:01:42

One of my babies had the Hep B jabs (at birth, one month and 6 months). No side effects.

It is a pretty widespread vaccination in other countries.

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