Hepatitis B Resources for Providers

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Clinical Information on Hepatitis B

  • Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, The Pink Book, 13th Edition (2015) Chapter 10: Hepatitis B


Hepatitis B Vaccine Recommendation Resources

  • A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States. CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Recommendations of the Advisory on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

Part II: Immunization for Adults published December 8, 2006
Appendix A: Immunization Management Issues
Appendix B: Postexposure Prophylaxis to Prevent HBV Infection
Appendix C: Identification/Management of HBsAg–Positive Persons
PDF version (with appendices)

Part I: Immunization of Infants, Children, and Adolescents published December 23, 2005
Appendix A: Case Finding and Management of HBsAg-Positive Persons
Appendix B: Immunization Management Issues
Appendix C: Postexposure Prophylaxis

Hepatitis B and Pregnancy

  • "Perinatal Transmission," Information from CDC: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in a pregnant woman poses a serious risk to her infant at birth. Without postexposure immunoprophylaxis, approximately 40% of infants born to HBV-infected mothers in the United States will develop chronic HBV infection, approximately one-fourth of whom will eventually die from chronic liver disease.

  • Hep B Moms is a branch of the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University dedicated to the prevention of perinatal transmission of hepatitis B infection, while safeguarding the health of infected mothers and their families.

 Other Resources

  • Recommended dosages & schedules for Hepatitis A vaccines, Hepatitis B vaccines and HepA/HepB combination vaccines, from the Immunization Action Coalition (AIC)

  • Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, The Pink Book, 13th Edition (2015) Chapter 10: Hepatitis B

 

 

 

Updated 11/5/15

 

 

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