Preventing Transmission Of Hepatitis B In Children?
Hello, I want to ask. There are so many cases of hepatitis sufferers in my environment. Now babies are already getting HB vaccines when they are babies. If not mistaken 3 times giving. Is it enough to protect the child? Or you will need to be re-vaccinated. Thank you
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First of all, of course it is necessary to ascertain whether the contact with the hepatitis B sufferer is close enough or not (what do you mean by the hepatitis B sufferer is someone who lives in the same house with the child)? If not, booster or booster for hepatitis B vaccine is not needed.
Hepatitis B is not an easily transmitted virus. Hepatitis B can be transmitted through body fluids such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid. Transmission most often occurs through sexual contact, sharing needles and syringes, using tools that are at risk of blood contamination along with hepatitis B sufferers (eg toothbrushes, shavers), direct contact of injured skin with blood of hepatitis B sufferers, pierced by sharp objects contaminated with blood or body fluids of hepatitis B sufferers, transmission from mother to baby during childbirth. Hepatitis B will not be transmitted through food or water, using cutlery and glass together, hugging, kissing, holding hands, coughing, or sneezing.
If there is no close contact with hepatitis B sufferers around your environment, then your child does not need to get hepatitis B boosters anymore. If someone in your house has hepatitis B too, then all family members, especially sexual partners, should get hepatitis B. boosters. Sexual partners will also be advised to have hepatitis B.
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