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

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Hepatitis Risk Assessment

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Take this 5 minute hepatitis risk assessment and get a personalized report

Information on Viral Hepatitis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Know Hepatitis B

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Hepatitis B is common worldwide, especially in many parts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. In the US, Hepatitis B disproportionately affects Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). While AAPIs make up less than 5% of the US population, they account for more than 50% of Americans living with Hepatitis B.

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

Annals of Internal Medicine

The ABCs of Viral Hepatitis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Fact Sheet

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