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katikja katikja (New) New

Hello,

I'm not a nurse but a panicing new dad.

Here is the story.

My wife has given birth to twins on the 21st of this month. My wife was known to be hep. B positive prior to delivery. The babies were given a bath asap to remove any blood and were given immunoglobulin injections withing 2-3 hours of birth. However, the standard Hep. B vaccine injection was forgotten for some reason and only given today (24th), i.e. 3 days after birth!!! Is this way too late? Are my babies likely to get the virus?

Thanks for any help

Alex

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

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