Q: I have a 3 -month old baby that will need to go to daycare and they require that she be vaccinated against Hepatitis B. I don’t see the need for it (she’s not a risk) and I’m aware of the risks associated with this vaccine. I would like to know what your thoughts are on the Hepatitis vaccine, the need to vaccinate babies against Hepatitis B (and A), and what you recommend to parents who don’t want to take the risk to vaccinate their kids with a vaccine whose long-term effects are not fully understood yet. What are your thoughts?
A: I recently wrote an article on vaccines that you may find helpful please read my blog here:
While it is difficult to advise patients on vaccines without seeing them in office, I am generally not anti- vaccine but more focused on assessing children for potential risk factors in metabolizing and detoxifying vaccines. I would recommend a conversation with a like-minded physician to help you make these decisions.