Hepatitis B Prevention
Hepatitis B infection can be prevented by getting vaccine and HBIG (hepatitis B immune globulin) soon after coming into contact with the virus. Persons who have recently been exposed to HBV should get HBIG and vaccine as soon as possible and preferably within 24 hours, but not more than 2 weeks after the exposure.
How is hepatitis B prevented?
What is the easiest way to prevent hepatitis B?
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after any potential exposure to blood.
- Use condoms with sexual partners.
- Avoid direct contact with blood and bodily fluids.