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How do preteens and teen benefit from getting vaccinated against hepatitis B?

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Hepatitis B can spread among teens through drug abuse and sexual activity. A two-dose and three-dose version of the vaccine is available for kids ages 11 to 15.

Why does your child need this vaccination? Unlike hepatitis A, this virus can be life-threatening or lead to long-term liver disease.

From: Vaccines for Preteens and Teens WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC National Immunization Program.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 02, 2019

SOURCES: 

CDC. 

CDC National Immunization Program.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 02, 2019

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