In the United States, there are two hepatitis B vaccines that have been approved for use in infants, children and adults. Both are equally safe and effective.
The hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for all infants at birth, for children up to age 18, and adults at high risk.
This month, let's review hepatitis B vaccination of adults, including vaccination guidance for high-risk groups. In an upcoming column, we will.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends vaccination of adults at risk for HBV infection, including universal vaccination of adults.