A child or teenager can get hepatitis B:
By coming in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids
Example: By an infected woman to her newborn during pregnancy or childbirth
By sharing toothbrushes, razors, or needles of an infected person
By human bites
By sexual contact with an infected person
By ear piercing, body piercing, or tattooing with unsterile equipment
A baby is vaccinated with the Hepatitus B vaccine three times by the age of 15 months of age–at birth, by two months and again by fifteen months. (Source: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html#birth-15)
What is hepatitis B?
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