Prevention of hepatitis B with the hepatitis B vaccine

Gregory A. Poland, Robert M. Jacobson

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A 25-year-old registered nurse comes for a visit to initiate prenatal care after receiving a positive result on a pregnancy test. On review of her vaccination status, she reports that she declined hepatitis B vaccination when it was offered by her current employer, since she does not draw blood and thus does not consider herself at risk for infection. Should she receive the vaccine? What are the current recommendations for hepatitis B vaccination?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2832-2838
Number of pages7
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number27
StatePublished - Dec 30 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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