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  • Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B can cause contagious liver disease.

    Hepatitis B can lead to a serious, lifelong illness that could be life threatening.

    How does someone get hepatitis B?

    It spreads when blood, semen or other bodily fluids from a person with the virus enters an uninfected person. This can happen from:

    • Birth (from mother to baby).
    • Sex.
    • Sharing needles, syringes or other drug-injection supplies.
    • Sharing razors or toothbrushes.
    • Direct contact with blood or open sores.
    • Exposure to blood from a needle stick or other sharp object.

    You should get tested if you were born n in Asia, Africa and other regions with higher rates of hepatitis B.

    Hepatitis B is preventable.

    Vaccines are safe and effective. Talk to your doctor or visit the immunizations page to learn about free vaccine resources.

    People who are at high risk for hepatitis A or B may be eligible for free immunizations at our office.

    Call our hepatitis program at (253) 649-1412. 

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