In the April 2018 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): HEPLISAV-B UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDED BY THE CDC’S ACIP18

According to

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - MMWR

The benefits of protection with 2 doses administered over 1 month make
[HEPLISAV-B] an important option for prevention of HBV.18


Who to vaccinate

Identify appropriate patients for hepatitis B immunization in your practice based on CDC’s ACIP recommendations

Hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for a wide variety of adults aged 18 years and older, including7,15:

Persons at risk through sexual exposure:

  • Sex partners of HBsAg-positive persons
  • Sexually active persons not in a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship
  • Persons seeking evaluation or treatment for a sexually transmitted infection
  • Men who have sex with men

Persons at risk for infection by exposure to blood:

  • Household contacts of HBsAg-positive persons
  • Residents and staff of facilities for developmentally disabled persons
  • Healthcare and public safety workers
  • Dialysis patients
  • Persons with diabetes mellitus aged <60 years

International travelers to certain countries

Incarcerated persons

Persons with hepatitis C virus infection or chronic liver disease

Anyone seeking protection from HBV, even without a specific risk factor

Persons with HIV infection

Persons with a history of current or recent injection drug use


Read the CDC recommendations for hepatitis B vaccination
2011 update to CDC recommendations in patients with diabetes
2018 update to CDC recommendations

The CDC prioritizes series completion
when selecting an HBV vaccine schedule8

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is chartered as a federal advisory committee that provides expert external advice and guidance to the Director of CDC on use of vaccines and related agents for the control of vaccine-preventable diseases in the US civilian population. ACIP recommendations adopted by the CDC Director become agency guidelines on the date published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

CDC=Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; HBV=hepatitis B virus.

Burden Of Disease — CDC Recommendations
HEPLISAV-B Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant), Adjuvantedâ„¢ HEPLISAV-B Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant), Adjuvantedâ„¢

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