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3e.9 When is the hepatitis B vaccine contraindicated?




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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.9 When is the hepatitis B vaccine contraindicated?

Sensitivity to yeast or any other component of the vaccine. Pregnancy
is not a contraindication to hepatitis B vaccination. A previous
anaphylactic response to the vaccine is a contraindication to further
doses.

Vaccine components capable of causing adverse reactions: aluminum
phosphate, thimerosal, and formaldehyde (Travel Medicine
Advisor). (Note, though, that as of September 1999, a thimerosal free
hepatitis B vaccine is available.)

 

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