Recommendations for Universal Hepatitis B Vaccination in Adults 19-59 Years

April 18, 2022


On April 1, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published updated recommendations for universal hepatitis B vaccination in adults aged 19-59 years. The recommendation removes the risk factor assessment previously in place for adults in this age group. A universal recommendation will simplify the hepatitis B recommendation for both vaccine recipients and clinicians, with the hope to increase hepatitis B vaccination coverage and decrease hepatitis B infection.

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