Public Health Nursing Programs

Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program 

Pregnant women who are diagnosed with hepatitis B are referred to the Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program of their local health department.  Upon receiving a referral, the public health nurse case manager will contact the pregnant woman to discuss and provide health counseling about hepatitis B.

Our office provides, free of charge, hepatitis B vaccination series to household and sexual contact(s) of the pregnant woman.

Once the baby is delivered, the public health nurse case manager ensures the child receives and completes the hepatitis B vaccine series and lab work.  The goal is for the child to achieve immunity against hepatitis B.

http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/hepatitisb_perinatal/index.shtml