Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are recommended to receive testing for hepatitis B, and hepatitis B vaccine as appropriate
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are recommended to:
- have their risks and vaccination status for hepatitis B reviewed
- receive testing for previous hepatitis B virus infection (see Serological testing before hepatitis B vaccination)
- receive vaccination if non-immune
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a higher risk of acquiring new hepatitis B virus infection than non-Indigenous Australians.2,3
Adult-formulation hepatitis B vaccine should be given in a 3-dose schedule.
Printed content may be out of date. For up to date information, always refer to the digital version: https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/recommendations/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-people-are-recommended-to-receive-testing-for.