This is a vaccine that decreases the risk of getting hepatitis A and hepatitis B, viral infections of the liver.
Hepatitis A and hepatitis B are viral infections of the liver that can cause:
This vaccine helps protect you from an infection with the hepatitis A and hepatitis B viruses.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends this vaccine for adults with certain risk factors that put them at higher risk for contracting hepatitis A and B. These risk factors includes men who have sex with men and people who:
It may also be given to people who:
Talk to your healthcare provider to see if you are at increased risk for hepatitis A or hepatitis B.
Contact your healthcare provider to see if you are at higher risk for getting hepatitis A and hepatitis B. Here is a list of questions you can ask about the combination hepatitis vaccine.
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