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Contraindications

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  1. Are there any contraindications to hepatitis B vaccine?

    Some people should not get hepatitis B vaccine or should wait.

    People should not get hepatitis B vaccine if they have ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction to baker’s yeast (the kind used for making bread) or to a previous dose of hepatitis B vaccine.

    People who are moderately or severely ill at the time the shot is scheduled should wait until they recover before getting the hepatitis B vaccine.



  2. Where can I receive more information about hepatitis B?

    Contact your local and state health departments for more information. You can also contact the following organizations:



  3. Sources

    CDC Hepatitis B: www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/

    CDC Vaccine Information Statement: www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/VIS/vis-hep-b.pdf

    Immunization Action Coalition: www.vaccineinformation.org/hepb/qandadis.asp

    World Health Organization: www.who.int/csr/disease/hepatitis/whocdscsrlyo20022/en/

    Developed in cooperation with the Immunization Action Coalition and the Centers for Disease & Control and Prevention (CDC).