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Hepatitis B Vaccines for Australians

A new NCIRS fact sheet – Hepatitis B vaccines for Australians – has been developed for healthcare professionals.

Hepatitis B continues to be a public health problem in Australia, causing considerable morbidity and mortality. There were 497 reported deaths due to chronic hepatitis B virus infection in 2017. Vaccination is an effective prevention strategy against this disease.

This fact sheet summarises key information about hepatitis, epidemiology, clinical features and vaccination recommendations.

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