For Clinicians

Hepatitis B Reporting Requirements

Under California Code of Regulations, Title 17 (Sec 2500), all healthcare providers are required to report known or suspected Hepatitis B cases (acute or chronic) to the local health officer for the jurisdiction where the patient resides. When filing a report, please specify whether it is an acute or chronic case. Please visit our Disease Reporting & Control page for more information.

Immunization Schedules

Recommendations for Healthcare workers

Healthcare providers should know their hepatitis B status at all times.

Hepatitis B Vaccine Administration

  • HBV vaccine is an inactivated vaccine that should be refrigerated between 36 and 40 ° Fahrenheit (2 to 8 ° Celsius) CDC information on vaccine storage and handling
  • HBV vaccine is administered in the intramuscular tissue with a 1 inch needle.

Patient Vaccine Referral:

Local providers and pharmacies can be found with the Adult Vaccine Finder. For uninsured patients, there are many free or low cost clinics in Alameda County. Patients should be advised to call ahead to confirm eligibility, availability, and cost.

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