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Did You Know?

 

Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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May 25, 2018
  • The rate of new hepatitis B virus infections has increased since 2014, likely due to rising rates of injection drug use.
  • Getting vaccinated helps prevent infection with the hepatitis B virus; chronic infection can lead to serious liver problems.
  • Healthcare professionals can follow new recommendations for a 2-dose hepatitis B vaccine for adults, which provides another option to the existing 3-dose series.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: May 25, 2018