This is a vaccine that decreases your risk of getting hepatitis B, a viral infection of the liver.
Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver that can cause:
The hepatitis B vaccine helps protect you from an infection with the hepatitis B virus. It will not protect you from other liver infections (other types of hepatitis).
This vaccine is a specific dosage and schedule for patients who are immunosuppressed or are receiving dialysis. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends the hepatitis B vaccine for adults with certain risk factors that put them at higher risk for contracting hepatitis B. These risk factors include:
The vaccine may also be given to people who want protection from the hepatitis B virus.
Talk to your healthcare provider to see if you are at increased risk for hepatitis B.
Contact your healthcare provider to see if you are at higher risk for getting hepatitis B. Here is a list of questions you can ask about the hepatitis B vaccine.
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