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birth dose

Any dose, e.g., of a vaccine, administered to a neonate. The term is commonly used to describe a neonatal injection of hepatitis B vaccine.
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Coverage with most recommended vaccines remained stable and high in 2016; coverage was [greater than or equal to] 90% for polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, varicella, and hepatitis B vaccines, and lowest (61%-74%) for hepatitis A, the birth dose of hepatitis B, and rotavirus vaccines, and the combined 7-vaccine series.
By using the principle "whoever delivers the baby vaccinates the baby," virtually all infants born in birthing facilities receive a birth dose of HepB (10).
Since antenatal HBV screening is often not affordable in low-income countries, there is a high demand for a birth dose of HBV vaccine for prevention of vertical transmission to the neonates.
Impact of a birth dose of HB vaccine on the reactogenicity and immunogenicity of diphtheriatetanus-acellular pertussis--HB-inactivated poliovirus-Haemophilus influenzae type b combination vaccination.
This birth dose of vaccine should not be counted as part of the three doses required to complete the vaccine series.
Director Punjab Hepatitis Control Programme Dr Zahida Sarwar informed that the programme has procured 5 lakh doses of hepatitis B vaccine for birth dose which is sufficient for one year.
Salman Rafique asked the EPI program officials to complete homework for the introduction of the following: Rubella, Hepatitis B birth dose, Diphtheria booster dose and DT vaccines.
section]) Hepatitis B vaccine is now included in childhood immunization schedules in 190 (98%) countries, including 119 (61%) countries that have implemented a birth dose to prevent perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus, as recommended by WHO in 2009 (6).
Felice-Garingalao Molina, Infectious Diseases Specialist of the Western Visayas Medical Center said free Hepatitis B birth dose vaccinations are available in DOH facilities nationwide as part of the mandatory basic immunization for all infants provided under Republic Act No.
Of note, there was an increase in the birth dose of 2.
At present, 38 out of 56 Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)-eligible countries are not providing a birth dose, and in Africa birth coverage stands at only 23%, with full coverage with three doses, not including a birth dose, at only 67% (50-79%).
Conclusions: Hepatitis B vaccination given at 6, 10 and 14 weeks of birth is not sufficiently protective, indicating a strong need for the introduction of birth dose into the national immunisation system.