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Hepatitis B

​​​​​​​Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease caused by a virus.

Hepatitis B is a virus that  spreads by contact with an infected person's blood or body fluids.

Babies can get infected from their mother during birth.

Infected people may have no signs or symptoms of being infected.

Hepatitis B may cause yellowing of the skin and eyes, weakness, joint pain, chronic liver infection, cirrhosis (severe scarring of the liver), liver failure, liver cancer and death.

Infants infected with Hepatitis B are more likely to have chronic liver infection. ​

Vaccine Recommendations

All children should get three doses of hepatitis B vaccine starting with a dose right after birth.

Vaccines by Age Group

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