Central Coast Local Health District is contacting the mothers of babies born at Gosford Hospital from
1 August 2017 to 13 January 2018 whose baby received the hepatitis B vaccine after a fridge storing newborn vaccinations was detected to have low temperature readings. The low fridge readings could result in the vaccine being less effective.
The newborn dose of hepatitis B vaccine is to protect babies of hepatitis B infected mothers but also is a preventative measure for those newborns without the virus.
For more information refer to our factsheet
Gosford Hospital hepatitis B vaccination advice