the other day, my parents came over to hang with us. My SO mentioned
how Sam (our 3 month old) received shots on the 28th of September (just
so happened to be when he turned 3 months).
My SO was listing off the type of shots Sam received and one of them was the Hepititas B shot.
parents started telling us how they shouldn't have given that to Sam.
How it's not healthy to give to infants and they inject a little of the
Hep B in babies which means that it's in their system which means that
they now have Hep B which means that they can get sick from it.
We told them that I don't think that the doctors would give him something if they knew it was harmful to the baby.
My mom told me to do some research on it to see if it's safe or not.
Sam gets a series of shots (which most infants get) and the next sets of shots he receives is when he's 6 months old, I think.
question is is this normal? I'm asking you because my parents are over
protective when it comes to their grandchildren so they tend to over
react to things that may seem minor.
he goes for his next shots should I tell his doctor that I don't want
him to get the Hep B shots or is it to late to deny the shots because
the Hep B is all ready in his system?
The hepatitis B virus is known as a blood-borne virus because it is transmitted from one person to another via blood or fluids contaminated with blood. Another important route of transmission is from an infected mother to a newborn child, which occurs during or shortly after birth.
Direct contract with blood may occur through the use of dirty needles during illicit drug use, inadvertent needle sticks experienced by healthcare workers, or contact with blood through other means. Semen, which contain small amounts of blood, and saliva that is contaminated with blood also carry the virus.
The virus may be transmitted when these fluids come in contact with broken skin or a mucous membrane (in the mouth, genital organs, or rectum) of an uninfected person.
People who are at an increased risk of being infected with the hepatitis B virus include the following:
Men or women who have multiple sex partners, especially if they don't use a condom
Men who have sex with men
Men or women who have sex with a person infected with hepatitis B virus