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Is it normal now a days for pedis to give Hepititas B shots to infants?

Posted by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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So the other day, my parents came over to hang with us. My SO mentioned how Sam (our 3 month old) received shots on the 28th of September (just so happened to be when he turned 3 months).

My SO was listing off the type of shots Sam received and one of them was the Hepititas B shot.

My parents started telling us how they shouldn't have given that to Sam. How it's not healthy to give to infants and they inject a little of the Hep B in babies which means that it's in their system which means that they now have Hep B which means that they can get sick from it.

We told them that I don't think that the doctors would give him something if they knew it was harmful to the baby.

My mom told me to do some research on it to see if it's safe or not.

Sam gets a series of shots (which most infants get) and the next sets of shots he receives is when he's 6 months old, I think.

My question is is this normal? I'm asking you because my parents are over protective when it comes to their grandchildren so they tend to over react to things that may seem minor.

When he goes for his next shots should I tell his doctor that I don't want him to get the Hep B shots or is it to late to deny the shots because the Hep B is all ready in his system?

by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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mom2priceboys
by Julie on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I was thinking 13 and 14 years ago it was one of the first shots given

Kris_PBG
by Representative on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:37 PM

It is normal to get that shot at that age.

beautiful.GIRL1
by New Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM
Yes it is normal. If you deliver in a hospital they will ask if you will give consent for your newborn to be given the shot.
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EireLass
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Yes it's normal now. All shots have the potential to make a child/person sick. I personally think they over vaccinate. Why does an infant need a Hep B shot? It's a blood contact disease. What's going on in the nursery? Are they playing contact sports?

Kodysmommy928
by Jennifer on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

I am suprised they waited until 3 months.  Hep B is usually the first thing they give in the hospital within hours of birth.

I do believe that your mom is right though, you should be researching everything that they inject into your child and decide for yourself if the benifits of the vax out weigh the risks of it.

Kodysmommy928
by Jennifer on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Right?  I personally wouldn't even consider vaxing until 2 and talking, but I realize that isn't for everyone.

Quoting EireLass:

Yes it's normal now. All shots have the potential to make a child/person sick. I personally think they over vaccinate. Why does an infant need a Hep B shot? It's a blood contact disease. What's going on in the nursery? Are they playing contact sports?


Meg2011425
by Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:15 AM
My son recieved his at 3 years old. He didn't get it at the hospital. My grandpa died from hep b.
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nova.mommy
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Normal.

Apollos82
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Normal, yes.

Necessary to vaccinate an infant against Hep B? Not so much...

Hep B is spread most commonly through sexual contact, though it is not strictly an STD. It is also spread through bodily fluids, such as blood.

If you do not have it, SO does not have it...the odds that Baby has it or will get it are very slim. The shot is over kill, in most cases.
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kimsardo
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM

This is an informative post.

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