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.
The committee found that the epidemiological evidence does not support a causal relationship between hepatitis B vaccine in adults and multiple sclerosis. What research has been conducted on vaccines and other autoimmune diseases? CDC takes concerns about vaccines and immune system diseases and disorders very seriously.
Hepatitis B vaccine is a vaccine that prevents hepatitis B. The first dose is recommended within 24 hours of birth with either two or three more doses given after that. This includes those with poor immune function such as from HIV/AIDS and those born premature. It is also recommended that health-care workers be vaccinated.Target disease: Hepatitis B.
Dosage and Administration for VAQTA ® (Hepatitis A Vaccine, Inactivated). Children/Adolescents (12 months through 18 years of age): The vaccination schedule consists of a primary 0.5-mL dose administered intramuscularly and a 0.5-mL booster dose administered intramuscularly 6 to 18 months later. Adults (19 years of age and older): The vaccination schedule consists of a primary 1.0-mL dose.