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These 10 Groups of People Should Not Say No to Hepatitis B Vaccine

Here are groups of people considered at high risk of the Hepatitis B infection.

1. Adults with diabetes age 19 through 59 years. Vaccination can be considered in those with diabetes who are age 60 and older.

2. Sexually active adults who are not in a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship.

3. People whose sex partners are infected with hepatitis B.

4. Persons seeking evaluation or treatment for a sexually transmitted disease.

5. Men who have sex with men.

6. Current or recent injection-drug users.

7. People who have close household contact with someone infected with hepatitis B.

8. Healthcare and public safety workers at risk for exposure to blood or blood-contaminated body fluids on the job. This includes staff (and residents) of developmentally disabled people.

9. People with chronic liver disease, end-stage kidney disease, or HIV infection.

10. Travelers to regions with moderate or high rates of hepatitis B infection.

It is however recommended for everyone to be protected from the deadly untreatable infection.

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