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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B Vaccine Resource Center

Hepatitis BHepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B is transmitted when blood, semen, or another body fluid from a person infected with the virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. This can happen through sexual contact; sharing needles, syringes, other injection equipment; or from mother to baby at birth.

For many, especially children, hepatitis B infection is asympomatic. For some people, including most infected in infancy, hepatitis B can become a long-term, chronic infection. Chronic hepatitis B can lead to serious health issues, like cirrhosis or liver cancer.

The first dose of hepatitis B vaccine is given at birth, with the three-dose series completed between 6 and 18 months of age. Older children and adolescents who did not previously receive the hepatitis B vaccine should be immunized.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resource Center

You will find below all of the resources you will need about the hepatitis B vaccine. More will be added as they are published or released.

Information Paper Date
Hepatitis B Infection and Hepatitis B Vaccines Dec. 6, 2017

Counting Doses in Combined Regimens of Monovalent and Bivalent Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines

Aug. 14, 2023
Standing Orders Date
Hepatitis B Vaccine (Pediatric) April 6, 2023
Hepatitis B Vaccine (Adult)
May 17, 2023
Vaccine Information Statements Date
Hepatitis B Vaccine: What You Need to Know
May 12, 2023
Your Child's First Vaccines: What You Need to Know Oct. 15, 2021
Manufacturer Package Inserts Date
Oct. 27, 2023
May 8, 2023
April 26, 2023
Nov. 30, 2021
Recombivax HB
Dec. 21, 2018
April 28, 2023
April 12, 2023
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommendations Date
Hepatitis B Vaccine
April 1, 2022

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