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Who should get viral hepatitis b vaccines?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Most anyone: Children, travelers, health care workers to name a few.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Most people: Infants & children, household contacts of people with hep b, people who have sex with multiple partners, people with a hx of an std, men who have sex with men, injectable drug users, healthcare works, adults with diabetes, people with chronic kidney disease, people with hiv, people with chronic liver disease, travelers to countries where hep. B is endemic. If in doubt, talk with your doctor.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Things to ponder: Hep B is a hardy virus, with infection documented from an accidental needle stick while cleaning out a house vacant X 6mo. It is a blood borne & sexually transmitted disease that is a leading cause of liver failure/ liver cancer & need for transplant. Anyone who might have exposure to another person's blood at any time in their life can benefit from the protection.

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