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QUESTION: Can MMR, varicella, and hepatitis A vaccines be given to a child whose mother is hepatitis C positive?
ANSWER: Yes. These vaccines should be administered at the routinely recommended ages. A history of hepatitis C in the mother or other household contact is not a contraindication for any vaccine.
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