Sex industry workers are recommended to receive hepatitis B vaccine if they are not immune
Sex industry workers are recommended to receive hepatitis B vaccine if they are not immune.
Sex industry workers are at higher risk of hepatitis B virus infection. This industry is an important focus for preventing hepatitis B transmission.26 Sex industry workers are at a particularly high risk if they engage in unprotected sex.
Adult-formulation hepatitis B vaccine should be given in a 3-dose schedule. See Table. Monovalent hepatitis B vaccines for adolescents and adults in Vaccines, dosage and administration.
The combination hepatitis A-hepatitis B vaccine may be appropriate for sex workers if they are not immune to either disease. This is because they have an increased risk of both conditions. This is usually given in 3 doses using Twinrix (720/20). See Table. Combination hepatitis A-hepatitis B vaccines in Vaccines, dosage and administration.
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