Hepatitis B vaccineVaccination against hepatitis B, though given to all children in many countries, is not routinely given in the UK, where only those at particular risk are vaccinated.
There is uncertainty over how effective the vaccine is in preventing disease in those previously unexposed to hepatitis B.
However the vaccine prevents around half the babies born to hepatitis B positive women from catching the disease from their mothers.
There is concern that the vaccine may trigger the serious neurological disorder multiple sclerosis (MS) in some people, with the risk possibly being greater with one particular brand of vaccine. It can probably cause Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) – a rare autoimmune disorder that causes weakness and paralysis, from which most, but not all, sufferers make a good recovery – in a small number of people. The vaccine also cause other auto-immune disorders in susceptible individuals.
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