In addition to the hepatitis B vaccine, some hospitals may also offer the vitamin K injection, which helps prevent bleeding in the newborn.
Newborns have low levels of vitamin K at birth, and this injection can help prevent a rare but serious bleeding disorder called hemorrhagic disease of the newborn.
Depending on the specific hospital policy and vaccination schedule recommended by the healthcare provider, other vaccines may be offered to newborns before they leave the hospital, such as the first dose of the 2-month-old vaccines, including the Pentavalent vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus Influenzae type b and Hepatitis B) and the pneumococcal vaccine.
It’s important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the specific vaccine needs of the newborn based on personal health history and geographic location.
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