Uptake and safety of Hepatitis B vaccination during pregnancy: A Vaccine Safety Datalink study.

@article{Groom2018UptakeAS,
  title={Uptake and safety of Hepatitis B vaccination during pregnancy: A Vaccine Safety Datalink study.},
  author={Holly C. Groom and Stephanie A. Irving and Padma Koppolu and Ning Smith and Gabriela Vazquez-Benitez and Elyse Olshen Kharbanda and Matthew F Daley and James G. Donahue and Darios Getahun and Lisa A. Jackson and Alison Tse Kawai and Nicola P. Klein and Natalie L. McCarthy and James D. Nordin and Lakshmi Sukumaran and Allison Naleway},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2018},
  volume={36 41},
  pages={
          6111-6116
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection acquired during pregnancy can pose a risk to the infant at birth that can lead to significant and lifelong morbidity. Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB) is recommended for anyone at increased risk for contracting HBV infection, including pregnant women. Limited data are available on the safety of HepB administration during pregnancy. OBJECTIVES To assess the frequency of maternal HepB receipt among pregnant women and evaluate the potential association… CONTINUE READING