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Arrow BulletWho is Eligible for Publicly Funded Hepatitis A & B Vaccines

Hepatitis A Vaccine High Risk Program

  • Males who have sexual intercourse with other males
  • Intravenous drug users
  • People with chronic liver disease (including Hepatitis B and C)

Hepatitis B Vaccine High Risk Program

  • Infants born to carrier mothers
  • Household contacts of acute cases and carriers
  • Sexual contacts of acute cases and carriers
  • Intravenous drug users
  • Heterosexuals with multiple partners or with a recent history of sexually transmitted disease.
  • Patients on renal dialysis and those with diseases which require frequent receipt of blood products, (e.g. hemophilia) 2nd and 3rd doses only.
  • Those having needle stick injuries in a non-health care setting
  • Children and adults in the community awaiting liver transplants, 2nd and 3rd doses only
  • Children <7 years whose families have immigrated from countries of high prevalence for hepatitis B who may be exposed to HBV carriers through their extended families
  • Hepatitis C Positive patient

* Serology for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is required prior to release of vaccine, except for the children in the high risk "under 7 years of age" program.

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