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  • Hepatitis B
  • For Adults (Including HBV Screening)

How does CDC intend clinics to handle people 60 and older?

Prior vaccine recommendations put the burden on the patient to ask for HepB vaccination if they wanted it. The recommendations published in 2022 make vaccinating adults much easier because CDC recommends that healthcare providers routinely offer HepB vaccine to ALL adult patients, including those over 60 without known risk factors. The idea of this change is to shift the burden of requesting vaccination off the patient and instead allow the provider to offer the vaccine routinely.

Last reviewed: July 21, 2023

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