Hepatitis B Vaccine During 8 Months Pregnant Whether To Buy Or Free?
Greetings, I’m Nita. I + Hepatitis B. And currently 8 months pregnant. You want to ask, whether the Hepatitis B vaccine should be bought or free? Because of the confusing information I received.
Hello Nita, Thank you for the question.
The administration of hepatitis B vaccine aims to prevent hepatitis B virus infection in the liver. This vaccine is one of the vaccines that must be given to infants / children. Mothers who have hepatitis B infection are at risk of passing the virus to babies who will be born during childbirth. To prevent this transmission, newborn babies need to receive hepatitis B immunization. There are two types of immunization that will be given, namely active and passive immunization. Active immunization is the hepatitis B vaccine which is usually received at the basic immunization of children 3 times, namely at birth, month 1 and month 6. Hepatitis B vaccine will trigger the immune system to form immunoglobulins / immune substances themselves. Passive immunization is the administration of immunoglobulins which can directly be used by the baby's body to protect themselves from this virus. This immunoglobulin must be given before 12 hours after the baby is born to work optimally to provide protection for the baby.
Is the hepatitis B vaccine you are asking about intended for adults or for infants / children? Hepatitis B vaccine for babies or children can be obtained at the posyandu or puskesmas for free but for adults can be obtained at the hospital at their own expense. For immunoglobulins, the costs will be borne by yourself and the price of one health facility with another health facility varies. To be sure about these costs, you can try asking the hospital or health facility where you plan to go through labor so that the information you receive is more accurate.
Please read the following article: Hepatitis B infection in pregnancy
Hopefully this information is useful.