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Give birth to the end of Hep B

Protect newborns - Administer hepatitis B vaccine at birth

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) is urging hospitals and birthing centers to meet the national standard of care by providing a universal birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine.
It prevents mother-to-infant transmission
Prevents 70%–95% of transmission to infants born to HBsAg-positive women
It prevents household transmission
Protects infants from infected family members and other caregivers
It provides protection if medical errors occur
Provides a safety net to prevent perinatal transmission when medical errors occur
Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll
Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll
Recognizing hospitals and birthing centers that have attained high coverage rates for administering hepatitis B vaccine at birth.
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who's on the honor roll?
HONOR ROLL HANDOUT
Do You Qualify?
Do You Qualify for the Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll? If so, apply today
Informational flyer on applying for the birth dose honor roll.
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Give birth to the end of Hep B [PDF]
Describes how birthing institutions can prevent perinatal hepatitis B virus transmission and IAC’s initiative.
Revised: July 2014
Size: 43 slides (3.0 MB)
PowerPoint slide set and accompanying script
 
Launch: Give birth to the end of Hep B
Healthcare professionals are invited to watch this archived webinar about strategies and tools for increasing hepatitis B birth dose coverage in birthing settings.
Campaign launch date: July 16, 2013
 
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HepB Birth Dose Questions?
Contact: Perinatal HepB Coordinators
Email IAC: birthdose@immunize.org
 
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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
City's Top Hospitals Fail to Vaccinate Newborns Against Hep B, Study Shows
DNAInfo New York, July 21, 2014
Statement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of support for the initiative from Assistant Secretary of Health Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH
Press Release: New IAC Guidebook Helps Birthing Institutions Give birth to the end of Hep B
IAC Recognizes Albany Medical Center for Achieving 99% Birth Dose Coverage Rate
Endorsed by AAFP, AAP, ACOG, CDC
Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns
IAC'S COMPLETE GUIDE
Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns
IAC’s comprehensive guidebook is a complete resource to help hospitals and birthing centers establish, implement, and optimize their birth dose policies.
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BIRTH DOSE HANDOUT
Give birth to the end of Hep B
Birth dose handout
Use this fact sheet on the importance of implementing a hepatitis B birth dose policy to garner support in your healthcare setting.
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This page was reviewed on July 23, 2014
Immunization Action Coalition  •  Saint Paul, MN
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This website is supported in part by a cooperative agreement from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (Grant No. 5U38IP000290) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. The website content is the sole responsibility of IAC and does not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.