DS received the Hep B shot at birth. I informed the pediatrician of this and during the days that he had his routine vaccinations. At 2 months he received the Hep B shot in a combined vaccine (Brand: Pediarix), then at 4 months they gave him the Hep B shot in the same combined vaccine (Brand: Pediarix). During his 6 month appointment they were going to give him the same combo vaccine with the Hep B shot, but I requested for them not give it to him since he had had his hep B shots 3 times already.
Looking back at the recommended hep B schedules (birth, 1-4, 6-18 months) (2 months, 4 months, 6-18 months), I'm a bit concerned if maybe I should have gotten the 6 month shot (to follow the recommended schedule of 6-18 months) since the last one would have been at 4 months. I just wish I had or they had paid more attention that he had received his shot at birth and skip the 4 month dose.
DS is in daycare, so I want to keep him protected but I also didn't want to give him an unnecessary shot. Has anyone ever been in a similar situation where the pediatrician's office didn't take into account the birth hep B, and opted out of the 6 month hep B shot? or any reassurance you can provide would be helpful.