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Hepatitis B - Vaccination of Adults | HBV | Division of Viral Hepatitis | CDC

Hepatitis B - Vaccination of Adults | HBV | Division of Viral Hepatitis | CDC

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Hepatitis B - Vaccination of Adults

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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is transmitted via blood or sexual contact. People with chronic HBV infection are at increased risk for cirrhosis and liver cancer and require medical care. ACIP recommends vaccination of adults at risk for HBV infection, including universal vaccination of adults in settings in which a high proportion have risk factors for HBV infection and vaccination of adults requesting protection from HBV without acknowledgment of a specific risk factor.

Guidelines and Recommendations

Implementation Guidelines

To ensure vaccination of persons at risk for HBV infection, health care providers should

Immunization Schedules and Dosages

Standing Orders

Vaccine Funding, Billing, and Reimbursement

Coding Guidelines for Vaccine Preventable Hepatitis[PDF – 2 pages]
Brochure from the American Medical Association that provides CPT and ICD coding guidelines for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B in high-risk populations
Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program
Provides vaccines free of charge to eligible adults, primarily the uninsured

Specific Sites and Tools

Adults Only Vaccination: A Step-by-Step Guide (2004)
Guide from the Immunization Action Coalition to help integrate immunization services into health care settings new to vaccination

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