WHO GETS FREE HEPATITIS B VACCINE

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Free (thru MOHLTC)

Not Free

Infants born to chronic hep B infected moms

Health care workers and others who will be or may be exposed to blood or at risk of injury by instruments contaminated by blood. This group of people either pay themselves or covered by their employers.

Grade 7 students or 12 year olds

People with chronic hep C infection

Males & females with multiple sex partners

Males who have sex with males

Injection drug users

People who suffer needlestick injuries outside healthcare settings

Household and sexual contacts of both acute and chronic hep B infections

2nd and 3rd dose for those

  1. waiting for liver transplants,
  2. on renal dialysis, or
  3. requiring frequent blood products

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