Hepatitis B Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Natural History

  • Author: Marc G. Ghany, MD (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 7/2/18 (What's New)


  • The CDC recommend that booster doses of the HBV vaccine be administered to hemodialysis patients and other immunocompromised individuals[CDC 2018]
  • Booster doses not recommended for persons with normal immune status[CDC 2018]
  • Data support vaccine boosters in previously vaccinated subjects with low or undetectable levels of anti-HBs[Gara 2015]

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