DH and I need to decide about Hepatitis B pretty soon (I know they like to do it in the hospital, but it is not *required* for discharge from the hospital here) - so far we are not convinced that we want DD to get it - the reason I keep hearing "its just part of the schedule now" doesn't cut it. It seems that the immunity wears off after 15 years according to the brochures we've gotten, and isn't that about when they would be getting to a risky time anyway? No flames please, but it kind of seems like a vaccination to prevent STDs and lower the risk from IV drug use, which raises all sorts of other issues. DD will not be working in the medical field in the next 15 years and handling blood, so I guess I'm confused why it's so highly recommended. Am I misreading the info? What have you all done? TIA for any advice!
EDD 10-30-05 It's a girl!