CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE WHO SHOULD TAKE HEPATITIS B VACCINE -

CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE WHO SHOULD TAKE HEPATITIS B VACCINE

I hope you are aware that yesterday been 28th of July was World Hepatitis Day? The hepatitis B vaccine is typically given as three or four injections over six months and you can’t get hepatitis B from the vaccine. However, the hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for following group of people:

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  1. Newborns
  2. Children and adolescents not vaccinated at birth
  3. Those who work or live in a centre for people who are developmentally disabled
  4. People who live with someone who has hepatitis B
  5. Health care workers, emergency workers and other people who come into contact with blood
  6. Anyone who has a sexually transmitted infection, including HIV
  7. Men who have sex with men
  8. People who have multiple sexual partners
  9. Sexual partners of someone who has hepatitis B
  10. People who inject illegal drugs or share needles and syringes
  11. People with chronic liver disease
  12. People with end-stage kidney disease
  13. Travellers planning to go to an area of the world with a high hepatitis B infection rate.

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