Vaccine, Hepatitis A (Havrix ®)
Inactivated noninfectious vaccine.
The effects of hepatitis vaccine on the developing fetus are
unknown. However the theoretical risk to the fetus is low , and the vaccine
is considered safe for use during pregnancy [2, 3].
BREAST FEEDING: Compatible .
1. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive
Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
MMWR 45 (No. RR-15): 20, 1996.
2. Duff B, Duff P.Hepatitis A vaccine: ready for prime time.Obstet Gynecol.
3. ACOG Committee Opinion. Immunization during pregnancy.Obstet Gynecol. 2003 ;101:207-12.MEDLINE
4. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. General Recommendations on Immunization:
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR 43 (No.
RR-1): 20-21, 1994. Glaxo SmithKline Hepatitis A vaccination pregnancy registry – 888-825-5249