World Immunization Week: Get Vaccinated for Hep A+B
April 24 - April 30
The Hep A & B combination vaccine is effective in preventing Hep A & B.
Hep A & B combination vaccine is recommended for all persons 18 years of age or older who are at risk from infection.
Hep A & B combination vaccine is also recommended for:
- Military personnel.
- Persons living in or moving to areas that have a high rate of Hep A infection and who are at a high risk of Hep B infection.
- Persons engaging in high-risk sexual activity, such as homosexual & bisexual males.
- Persons who use illegal injection drugs.
- Persons at risk through their work, such as laboratory workers who handle live Hep A & B virus, police, and those who give first aid or medical help, and workers who come in contact with stool or sewage.
- People who work in child daycare centers and correctional facilities, residents of drug and alcohol treatment centers, and patients and staff in hemodialysis units.
- People who are at increased risk for Hep B infection and who are in close contact with patients that have Hep A or B.
- Persons with hemophilia.
- Persons with chronic liver disease.