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Dear Doctor Arun:
  Thank for your help first! This is sherry, my BB is two months now, i am a Hepatitis B carrier, so my bb need to get Hepatitis B vaccine at 0,1,6 month, i gave my BB hepatitis B vaccine when she was born and the first month!
  The second month, my bb would get the vaccine of pentavalent,which includs the hepatitis B vaccine, so i want to know is it repeated for my BB? and my bb need to get the third time hepatitis B vaccine when she is six months?waiting for your answer and thanks so much!

Some authorities recommend Hep B at 0,1, 2 months if mother is positive and another dose at one year. Hep B is also available separately. You can also get quadruple vaccine which does not contain Hep B. It is better to discuss this with your doctor when you go for immunization.  


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Dr. Arun Kumar Suri


I can answer questions in the field of general pediatrics-questions regarding the development of children, immunization, feeding, weaning and common childhood problems like fever, cough and recurrent illness. Many of these topics are dealt with on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. Often a mother imagines that her child is sick when in fact there is no problem. Such a mother needs explanation and reassurance. I will not be able to answer specific questions regarding diagnosis.


I have more than 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician. I have been involved in the care of premature babies and also many critically ill children.

I am attached to a Mission hospital in a small town in the Kannur dist. of Kerala in India. I also have my private clinic in a nearby place.

Most of my articles are on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. I have also contributed articles to Ezine Articles and Article City. I believe that Pediatrics is more than treating diseases in children. I advocate holistic approach to child health and problems of children giving equal importance to physical, psychological and spiritual health of children.

M.B.B.S. D.C.H. I have completed a distant course in adolescent health conducted by IMA AKN SINHA INSTITUTE. I have also completed an online course on Ayurvedic care of children conducted by Jiva Institute.

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My website has been recognized by HONcode for trustworthy information on health. It has also been listed by, and

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