All newborn babies to be given hepatitis B jab - but not all will get it

All newborn babies to be given hepatitis B jab - but not all will get it
 

Babies born from today in England will be vaccinated against hepatitis B after health watchdogs warned of a spike in cases in the UK.
The jab will protect against viral infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Newborn babies are already vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio, and they are given the jabs when they are eight, 12 and 16 weeks old.
Now, babies will be given the hepatitis B vaccine at the same time as the others.
It is hoped the injections will wipe out the disease and protect future generations from infection.
The infection is less common in... read more

 
1 August 2017 in Regional North East, Views: 40
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