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Is there any danger to giving the hepatitis-A vaccine at 2

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Is there any danger to giving the hepatitis-A vaccine at 2 months old?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 6 years ago.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
It really is not necessary - but you can - the recommendation is to really only give Hepatitis B vaccination.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The doctor was supposed to give hepatitis B but injected Hepatitis A by accident. Is this dangerous for a 2-month old? What signs should we look for. Any short or long term effect? Also, since he missed the 2-month Hep-B shot, should he get that now or wait?
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 6 years ago.
I would recommend giving the HEP B vaccination now.
and, most likely the Hep A vaccination will not cause any harm - it is only harmful if given to the mother when the baby is still in the womb as a fetus.
But, I would just look out for any unusal fevers, and also jaundice of the eyes and skin - but the baby should do fine.
I hope this helps, if you have more questions, please ask
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