Monday, September 22, 2014

Parent Vaccine FAQs in India - Extra doses of Hepatitis B vaccine given accidentally

Q: My son is now 6.5 years old. we came to US last year. My son got Hepatitis B vaccine at 6,10,14 weeks{3 doses} in India. These doses were not recorded by mistake in immunization report. And he was again given Hepatitis B vaccine last year{on august} and this year{in September}. He got two extra doses of Hepatitis B. Do I need to really worry about this Doctor?

Ans. No, the extra doses of Hepatitis B vaccine does not lead to any harm. Your son is likely fully protected from the previous doses as well, but the extra doses will further ensure that he stays protected for life :)

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