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Vaccines > Hepatitis
Viral Hepatitis Vaccines

At a glance: Hepatitis A virus can easily be spread to others in the same household or by eating/drinking contaminated foods or water. Hepatitis B virus is spread through contact with blood and body fluids of infected individuals.

Currently there are only vaccines for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B which are serious liver diseases. Both the Hepatitis A and B vaccines are much safer than getting either disease. And, not only can Hepatitis B vaccine prevent Hepatitis B, it is the first anti-cancer vaccine because it can prevent a form of liver cancer.

This page also leads to pages that describe the hepatitis vaccines, diseases, and other reference materials.

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Related pages:

pdf fileVaccine
Statement for

pdf file Vaccine Information Statement for HepB

Printable pages that answer questions on the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines:
  • Why get vaccinated?
  • Who should get vaccinated?
  • How many doses are needed?
  • What are the risks from Hepatitis?
  • What if there is a serious reaction?
  • How can I learn more?
pdf file ACIP
Many more hepatitis vaccine related items

Leads to a list of more hepatitis vaccine related materials such as

  • Contraindications (and precautions)
  • Education slide sets (PowerPoint slides)
  • Guidelines for vaccinating pregnant women
  • Side-effects (reactions after vaccination)
  • Vaccines to prevent Hepatitis A & B

(Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report)

See also "ACIP recommendations" for other MMWR articles.

See also "MMWRs specific to Hepatitis B"

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