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.