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Hepatitis B Vaccination

Data Item category

Interventions- neonatal

Collections containing the item

Data definitions

S/T Perinatal Data Collections:
NSW: The first dose of hepatitis B vaccine, given to the neonate within 7 days of birth. VIC: Whether the baby received an immunisation vaccine for Hepatitis B during the birth admission.
QLD: Whether or not the birth dose Hepatitis B vaccination was given. Note that this is not exclusive to doses given immediately after birth or whilst still within the delivery room, and therefore includes doses given prior to discharge. This field does not refer to administration of Hepatitis B immunoglobulin.

Additional information

VIC collect whether the Hepatitis B was given at less than 7 days of age and greater than 7 days of age. NSW and QLD collect HBV vaccine yes/no. Tas PDC collects this information in Obstetrix Tas, a statewide Electronic Perinatal Database that is used in public maternity and publically contracted private hospitals throughout Tasmania.

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