Hepatitis B Reporting Requirements
Under California Code of Regulations, Title 17 (Sec 2500), all healthcare providers are required to report known or suspected Hepatitis B cases (acute or chronic) to the local health officer for the jurisdiction where the patient resides. When filing a report, please specify whether it is an acute or chronic case. Please visit our Disease Reporting & Control page for more information.
Recommendations for Healthcare workers
Healthcare providers should know their hepatitis B status at all times.
- Recommended Vaccines for Healthcare Workers (CDC Website)
- Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations (Flyer from ACIP)
Hepatitis B Vaccine Administration
- HBV vaccine is an inactivated vaccine that should be refrigerated between 36 and 40 ° Fahrenheit (2 to 8 ° Celsius) CDC information on vaccine storage and handling
- HBV vaccine is administered in the intramuscular tissue with a 1 inch needle.
- Hepatitis B Vaccine – 2 or 3 doses?
Patient Vaccine Referral:
Local providers and pharmacies can be found with the Adult Vaccine Finder. For uninsured patients, there are many free or low cost clinics in Alameda County. Patients should be advised to call ahead to confirm eligibility, availability, and cost.
Resources and Materials
- Health Update Chronic Hepatitis B Infection – March 29, 2019
- 2018 Practice Guidance of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
- Hepatitis B Information for Healthcare Professionals (CDC)
- Hepatitis B in The Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Chapter on Hepatitis B (the Pink Book)
- Hepatitis B Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)
- Flyers for Several High-Risk Groups (CDC)
- Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy (American Academy of Pediatrics)
- Hepatitis B General Information factsheet (CDC)
- Free and Useful Immunization Materials from ACPHD