Hep B patients can have children. As long as partners are vaccinated against hep B, they will not be infected by the virus.

Vaccines and tests for babies

If a mother has hep B, her baby should receive a dose of hep B immunoglobulin and the first hep B vaccine within 12 hours of birth. The baby must also get 3 further doses in the first 6 months of life. 12 months after birth, the baby should get a hep B test to make sure that the vaccines worked. This will help protect the baby from hep B for life.

Want to know if you are vaccinated? Click here to see our Hepatitis B Testing Chart >> 

For more information, click here to see our Detailed hep B information page >> 

For more information about family planning and hep B, phone the Hepatitis Infoline or talk to your doctor:

This page last updated 9 Jan 2018

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