Hepatitis B Vaccination of Infants, Children, and Adolescents

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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends administration of hepatitis B vaccine and hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) for infants born to HBV-infected women within 12 hours of birth, followed by completion of the vaccine series and postvaccination serologic testing; universal hepatitis B vaccination within 24 hours of birth, followed by completion of the vaccine series; and vaccination of children and adolescents aged <19 years who have not been vaccinated previously.

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Pediatric Hepatitis B Vaccination Guidance during the Supply Shortage [PDF – 3 pages]