Hepatitis B (Recombivax HB ® and
Inactivated (recombinant) noninfectious
Pregnancy and lactation are not contraindications to vaccine .The
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends the use of
hepatitis B vaccine for pregnant women at risk of acquiring the disease .
BREAST FEEDING: Compatible [3,4].
1. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Hepatitis B Virus: A Comprehensive Strategy for
Eliminating Transmission in the United States Through Universal Childhood Vaccination:
Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP). MMWR 40 (No. RR-13):
ACOG Committee Opinion. Immunization during pregnancy.Obstet Gynecol. 2003;101:207-12.MEDLINE
3. 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.
4.Breastfeeding and Maternal Medication.
Recommendations for Drugs in the Eleventh WHO Model list of Essential Drugs. pp
23-24 World Health Organization, 2002. 20 Avenue Appia ,1211 Geneva ,Switzerland
Last Update: 11/30/2003