Hep B

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus that can infect people of all ages. Up to 1.4 million people in the United States have long-term or “chronic” infection, which can lead to liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, and death.

The most common ways the hepatitis B virus is spread include sexual contact, needle sharing, and during childbirth from an infected mother to her newborn.

Learn more about hepatitis B and the vaccine to prevent it in adolescents at adolescentvaccination.org and adults at adultvaccination.org.

Resources

Adolescent Vaccination Recommendation: Hepatitis B

adolescentvaccination.org

Diabetes and Hepatitis B Vaccination

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Hepatitis B - Also Known as Hep B

In-depth information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Hepatitis B (2012) - 30 Seconds

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)

Hepatitis B Foundation

Hepatitis B - Information for Parents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Hepatitis B - Informacion para los padres

Hepatitis B information in Spanish for parents from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAF), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)

Hepatitis Foundation International

Hepatitis Neighborhood

Sponsored by CuraScript

Information on Viral Hepatitis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

Annals of Internal Medicine

The Hepatitis Information Network

Questions Frequently Asked About Hepatitis B

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC): Read frequently asked questions about Hepatitis B and if you need the vaccine