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Q&A: Will my preemie’s vaccination schedule be different from other babies?

Will my preemie’s vaccination schedule be different from other babies because of her adjusted age?

Re: Will my preemie’s vaccination schedule be different from other babies because of her adjusted age?

The Bump Expert

No, vaccinations follow real or actual age, with the exception of the hepatitis B series, which is normally given at birth. The hepatitis B vaccine is more effective if it is given when a baby weighs at least 2,000 g (4 lbs 7 oz); so if a baby is at low risk for hepatitis B (meaning Mom tests negative for the virus), the vaccine will be delayed until a preemie weighs enough.

Dr. Jennifer Gunter

Q&A: Will my preemie’s vaccination schedule be different from other babies?

I checked the availability calendar for my favorite holiday home for the next week because I have to go on a trip with my family, but I am concerned that I won`t be able to go there the next week because of the vaccination schedule of my preemie. I made some tests for the hepatitis B and the test results were negative, it`s OK if the vaccine will be delayed?

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