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Should I get the hepatitis B vaccine if I'm pregnant?

The hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for pregnant women who are at risk of infection. At risk groups may include those traveling to countries where hepatitis B is widespread or common; anyone with chronic liver or kidney disease; kidney dialysis patients; and healthcare workers, street drug users or persons who are sexually active with multiple partners. If you have any questions or concerns about the hepatitis B infection or vaccine, talk with your doctor or healthcare provider.

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