Hepatitis B Vaccine

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a highly contagious infection that attacks the liver. It is transmitted through bodily fluids and blood. Infection can result from:

  • improperly screened blood transfusions
  • unprotected sex
  • intravenous drug use
  • close person contact with an infected person
  • sharing grooming tools
Hepatitis B Vaccine Markham Travel Health Clinic

The vaccine is recommended for people who:

  • travel to areas where hepatitis B infection is prevalent
  • are health care professionals
  • have chronic liver disease
  • have HIV
  • have kidney disease

Hepatitis B vaccines are given in three or four doses over a course of several months.