At Delivery

Make sure your newborn receives the first dose of the HBV vaccine and hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) shot within 12 hours of birth.

When you arrive at the birthing hospital, inform the hospital nurses and staff that you are HBsAg+ positive so that they can ensure that your infant is vaccinated in a timely manner.


Cesarean Section

Cesarean sections have not been found to prevent HBV transmission from mother to child.  Hepatitis B vaccination along with the HBIG shot is the best way to protect your newborn against HBV infection.

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Asian Liver Center

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780 Welch Road, CJ 130
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Stephanie Chao, M.D.
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