November 2, 2018

Preventing Hepatitis B in US Adults Call to Action

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) issued this Call to Action in 2018 to raise awareness about the importance of preventing hepatitis B. Achieving high hepatitis B vaccination coverage in US adults is a complex undertaking that requires active participation and coordination by a range of immunization stakeholders. All healthcare professionals, professional societies, patient and health advocacy groups, state and local public health departments, policymakers, and payers should evaluate current programs and implement best practices to improve vaccine delivery and uptake.

The best way to prevent hepatitis B is to get vaccinated. All adults age 19-59 years of age should receive the vaccine and any adult who requests it may get vaccinated. All adults should get screened at least once in their lifetime.

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