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Why should adults get the hepatitis B vaccine?

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Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for adults seeking protection from hepatitis B exposure. Any adult working in high-risk environments like STD clinics or drug rehab centers, should be vaccinated for Hepatitis B. Health care workers, public safety workers, household contacts, and sexual partners of persons with chronic hepatitis B should also receive the hepatitis B vaccine.

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

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