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Arizona Department of Health Services Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Program
Provides free hepatitis A and B vaccination for uninsured individuals testing positive for hepatitis C. Reviewed 7/3/08

Hepatitis A Vaccine for American Indian Children in Minnesota
Provides a "Hepatitis A Clinic Kit" to all IHS and tribal health clinics in the state. Reviewed 2/8/08

Hepatitis Web Study
This site provides interactive, case-based modules related to the clinical care of persons with viral hepatitis. Reviewed 9/8/08

HepTalk Project, Migrant Clinician’s Network and Community Health Education Concepts
Developing viral hepatitis training modules for clinics providing services to migrant clients. Reviewed 4/5/08

Integrating Hepatitis A, B, and C into HIV Prevention Messages (New Jersey)
Offers hepatitis training to front line staff in drug treatment, corrections, and HIV counseling and testing agencies. Reviewed 9/27/08

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Prevention of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS in an occupational setting. Read how Ortho Clinical Diagnostics has developed their bloodborne pathogen prevention program. Reviewed 4/4/08

Shots for Tots (Louisiana's Infant Immunization Initiative)
The vision of the program is to have 90% of all children immunized with their primary series by age two. Shots for Tots is a network of public and private entities working cooperatively to update and educate both parents and providers.  Reviewed 7/14/08

Viral Hepatitis Prevention Program (Wisconsin)
Lead state agency in WI for coordinating the prevention, detection and treatment of viral hepatitis. Reviewed 10/2/07


Recommendations for Identification and Public Health Management of Persons with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection
Source: MMWR, September 19, 2008; 57(RR--8):1-20

ACIP Recommendations: A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States. Part II: Immunization of Adults Source: MMWR, December 8, 2006;55(RR-16):1-25
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a2.htm - Appendix A
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a3.htm - Appendix B
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5516a4.htm - Appendix C
Please note: If you are using the HTML version of this document, be sure to access all four HTML links to get the complete content of the document, which includes 3 important appendices.

Hemodialysis Facilities and End-Stage Renal Disease Programs

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Part 1: Immunization of Infants, Children and Adolescents.
Source: MMWR, December 23, 2005, Vol. 54(RR-16):1-39

Please note: Be sure to access the following 3 important appendices to get the complete document.
Appendix A: Case Management - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a2.htm
Appendix B: Immunization Management - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a3.htm
Appendix C: Postexposure Prophylaxis - www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5416a4.htm

Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Source: MMWR, May 19, 2006, Vol. 55(RR07):1-23

Guidelines for Laboratory Testing and Result Reporting of Antibody to Hepatitis C Virus
Source: MMWR, February 7, 2003, Vol. 52 (RR-3):1-24

National Hepatitis C Prevention Strategy: A Comprehensive Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus Infection and its Consequences
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Summer 2001

Recommendations for Preventing Transmission of Infections Among Chronic Hemodialysis Patients
Source: MMWR, April 27, 2001, Vol. 50(RR05):1-43

More Resources for Providers

Integrating Viral Hepatitis Prevention into Public Health Settings
Guest Editors: Buffington J, Jones TS, Harris JL
Public Health Reports, May 2007; 122(suppl. 2): 1-104

Guide to Life for Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinators
The Division of Viral Hepatitis has developed a website with information and resources for Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinators at the above linkage. Currently, the Guide to Life, ACIP childhood hepatitis B recommendations, Perinatal Hep B Coordinator List, HBsAg & anti-HBs assay tables, and 2005 NIS birth dose table can all be found at this link. Additional information will continue to be added, including presentations from the 2007 Perinatal Hepatitis B & HIV Coordinator's Meeting.

The Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and the University of Washington announced the release of Hepatitis Web Study, a website designed for healthcare workers who provide clinical care to persons with viral hepatitis. This project was funded by CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis. The website features:

  • Fourteen interactive, clinically-relevant case studies, each with a discussion, high quality illustrations and graphics, and links, that highlight and illustrate key recommendations from national guidelines;
  • Free continuing education credits, including an easy way to print CME/CNE documentation and an electronic CE tracker;
  • Numerous high quality figures that the user can easily download into PowerPoint slides;
  • Reference linked to Pub Med abstracts, federal guidelines sites, and/or CDC MMWR documents.

The site will be maintained and updated on an ongoing basis and will continue to be expanded. Please visit the site and share the address with your colleagues! To access this valuable resource, go to: http://www.hepwebstudy.org

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project
Find up-to-date information on viral hepatitis infections, HIV infection, and co-infections including articles, news updates, conference and forum information, various links and much more.

Disease Burden from Hepatitis A, B, and C in the United States
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Eye of the Needle
Surveillance of Significant Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Viruses in Healthcare Workers. Centre for Infections; England, Wales and Northern Ireland Seven-Year Report: January 2005
Source: Health Protection Agency

Related Organizations

Migrant Clinicians Network

Information for Clients
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"Living with Hepatitis B", a booklet developed by the Hepatitis B Foundation for persons infected with HBV. This helpful resource includes information on test interpretation, finding a liver specialist, monitoring hepatitis B virus infection, available treatments and treatment issues, healthy life choices, pregnancy, health insurance and employment, support groups, and more.
To download this booklet in ready-to-print (PDF) format, go to:

Living with Hepatitis B
(interactive online guide for people with chronic hepatitis B virus infection)
Source: Hepatitis B Foundation

HBF Drug Watch: Compounds in Development for Chronic Hepatitis B
Source: Hepatitis B Foundation

Hepatitis A, B, and C: Learn the Differences

Do I need any vaccinations today?
A 2-page screening questionnaire for adult patients to find out about what shots they need.

Should you be vaccinated against hepatitis A?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Should you be vaccinated against hepatitis B?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Should you be tested for hepatitis C?
Use this questionnaire to assess your patients' risk factors.

Questions Frequently Asked About Hepatitis B
IAC's most popular piece on hepatitis B

Vaccinations for adults—you're never too old to get immunized!
A visual table covering all adult vaccinations.

Protect yourself against hepatitis A and hepatitis B... a guide for gay and bisexual men
A brochure for men who have sex with men.

Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease . . . should you be vaccinated?
A brochure for all ages.

If you have HIV infection, which vaccinations do you need?
A visual table of shots recommended for HIV-infected adults.

If you have hepatitis C, what vaccinations do you need?
This one-page sheet describes vaccinations that HCV-positive adults need.

Every day, teens are infected with hepatitis B.
A brochure for teens and parents.

Every week hundreds of sexually active people are infected with hepatitis B.
A hepatitis B brochure for adults.

Are you 11–19 years old? Then you need to be vaccinated!
Covers all vaccinations for teenagers.

Hepatitis B information for adults and children from endemic areas
Encourages testing and vaccination. Also available in the following language(s):

Hepatitis A Vaccine Information Statements
Download camera-ready copies of CDC's hepatitis A VIS in a choice of 28 languages.

Hepatitis B Vaccine Information Statements
Download camera-ready copies of CDC's hepatitis B VIS in 31 languages. This VIS is also offered in audio format in English, Spanish, and Russian.

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