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Hepatitis B

Information about hepatitis B disease, vaccines and recommendations for vaccination from the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vaccination for certain groups of people is funded under the National Immunisation Program and by states and territories.

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Last updated: 
1 November 2018
Last reviewed: 
1 November 2018
1 November 2018

Editorial changes to 'Table. Monovalent hepatitis B vaccines for adolescents and adults' in the 'Vaccines, dosage and administration' section to include paediatric formulations.

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22 June 2015

Changes to 4.5.4 Vaccines, and 4.5.7 Recommendations

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17 January 2014

Changes to 4.5.7 Recommendations and 4.5.11 Public health management of hepatitis B

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Definitions

DTPa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine
IPV
inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine
HBIG
hepatitis B immunoglobulin
IU
international units
HBsAg
hepatitis B surface antigen
anti-HBs
antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen
ELISA
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
anti-HBc
antibody to hepatitis B core antigen
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
ATAGI
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
HBV
hepatitis B virus
WHO
World Health Organization
WA
Western Australia
JE
Japanese encephalitis
SC
subcutaneous
CDNA
Communicable Diseases Network Australia