Have not been immunized against HBV but have come
in contact with the blood or body fluids (semen or
vaginal fluids, including menstrual blood) of someone who has hepatitis
Are being immunized against HBV but have not yet received all
three shots in the vaccination series and are exposed to the virus. In most
cases, HBIG will prevent infection until the vaccine takes effect.
A dose of HBIG also may be given to babies born to women who have hepatitis B.
HBIG is safe for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding.
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 29, 2012
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