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Can a child contract hepatitis-B infection from a carrier?

A member of our family has been diagnosed as hepatitis b carrier. She ( the hapatities b carrier ) has been looking after my little daughter ( 24 months old) for the last 3 months. My daughter has taken 4 series of vaccination against hepatitis b ( 1 directly after birth , and the other 3 vaccinations over the last 2 years). My question is that is there any chance that my daughter could be affected by the disease?
Mon, 9 Mar 2020
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Since your daughter is vaccinated and the caretaker is in a carrier state,the chance of infection may be less.Serological test can be done to confirm the presence of antibodies due to vaccination.

Hope that was helpful.Let me know if i can assist you further.

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Dr.Saranya Ramadoss
General and Family Health Physician
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Can a child contract hepatitis-B infection from a carrier?

Hi Since your daughter is vaccinated and the caretaker is in a carrier state,the chance of infection may be less.Serological test can be done to confirm the presence of antibodies due to vaccination. Hope that was helpful.Let me know if i can assist you further. Regards Dr.Saranya Ramadoss General and Family Health Physician