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These risks have made it important to ensure infants born to women with HBV receive the appropriate treatment to protect them from HBV. Annually, in Oregon, an estimated 130-230 infants are born to women infected with HBV.
The Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program (PHBPP) was developed to ensure all children, especially those exposed at birth, are protected against HBV.
The Oregon Health Authority PHBPP supports local health authorities as they take the lead role in coordinating perinatal hepatitis B prevention activities in their respective jurisdictions. These prevention services should be provided to all pregnant women identified as having HBV and their infants regardless of their source of payment for prenatal and delivery services.
The PHBPP works to protect infants from hepatitis B infection by ensuring:
For more information on testing, post-exposure prophylaxis and immunization, refer to the Prevention in Health Care page.
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