What is the first injection given to a newborn baby?
The first injection given to a newborn baby is typically the hepatitis B vaccine.
This vaccine is usually given within the first 24 hours of life, while still in the hospital or birthing center, before the baby is discharged home.
The hepatitis B vaccine is given in a series of three doses to provide protection against the hepatitis B virus, which can cause serious liver disease and cancer.
The second dose is typically given at 1-2 months of age, and the third dose is given between 6-18 months of age, depending on the specific vaccine schedule recommended by the healthcare provider.
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