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The ethics of overruling parental refusal of neonatal hepatitis B vaccination for babies born to mothers with hepatitis B virus infection

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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a potentially chronic infection that can be transmitted from mother-to-child with the risk of developing cirrhosis, liver failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma. There is a safe and effective vaccine to prevent vertical transmission that is recommended to be given as soon as possible after birth, and within 24 hours. When a woman with HBV refuses the birth dose of HBV vaccine for her baby, infectious diseases and safeguarding teams are asked to provide urgent opinio...

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Published
Peer review status:
Not peer reviewed

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10.2139/ssrn.3686504

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
ContEd
Sub department:
EQ CONTINUING EDUCATION - EQ CENTRAL
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0703-9114
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Publisher:
SSRN Publisher's website
Journal:
SSRN Electronic Journal Journal website
Publication date:
2020-09-04
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EISSN:
1556-5068
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1185345
Local pid:
pubs:1185345
Deposit date:
2021-09-21

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