Hep B Vaccine for Babies
Hepatitis B Vaccine offered to all Babies in the UK
All babies from the 1st of August will be offered the Hepatitis B vaccine as recommended by the World Health Organisation in 1992. The UK is one of the last countries to provide this vaccine to babies and originally only provided the vaccine to those at high risk of contracting the virus (babies whose mothers were in infected). However latest research has shown how successful the vaccine has been in Europe and now all babies in the UK will also be able to benefit.