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my friend delivered a baby 2 months ago in the lying-in clinic and her great concerned was that she turns to be hep b positive.Although the baby was given the first dose of hep b immunixation right after birth, but HBIG was not given . Is it possible to give HBIG vaccine even if the baby is now 2 month old?
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How are you? Administer first HBIG dose to newborns of HBsAg-Positive Mothers is as soon as possible, preferably less than 12 h after birth. Giving it at this point may not be as effective. It is best that you check with her doctor for proper management.  The baby may also be tested for HBsAg and antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) at 12 to 15 months of age. Take care and do keep us posted.
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