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3e.3 What is hepatitis B gamma globulin, and when is it given?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

3e.3 What is hepatitis B gamma globulin, and when is it given?

It is given to people who have already been exposed to hepatitis B, to
boost their immunity. In particular, it is given to children born to
mothers with hepatitis B. It should be given as soon as possible after
birth for the best results.

 

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