Perinatal Hepatitis B Information for Health Professionals

Information for health professionals on perinatal hepatitis B.

On this page:
Disease facts
Clinical features, testing, and reporting
Vaccine information
Other resources

Disease facts

  • Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program
    The Minnesota Department of Health's Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program identifies and treats infants born to hepatitis B infected mothers to prevent perinatally acquired infection.
  • Hepatitis B
    Immunization Action Coalition page on Hepatitis B. Attention: Non-MDH link

Clinical features, testing, and reporting

  • Perinatal Hepatitis B Exposure Notification Letter (Word: 28KB/1 page)
    Modifiable template letter for local public health to inform health care providers of infants in their care that have been exposed to hepatitis B during birth. To be used with the Hepatitis B Vaccination and Post-Vaccination Serology Results and Preterm Infant Hepatitis B Vaccination and Serology Schedule.
  • Reporting Perinatal Hepatitis B
    In order to prevent perinatal transmission of hepatitis B to newborns, all cases of HBsAg-positive pregnant women should also be reported to MDH.

Vaccine Information

Other resources

  • Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Pocket Guide
    A pocket guide to assist healthcare providers with recommended strategies to prevent perinatal transmission of hepatitis B including the vaccine schedule for infants born to HBsAg positive mothers.

Updated Friday, 20-Sep-2013 15:29:45 CDT