Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Vaccination Efforts in People Who Inject Drugs


Despite recommendations for vaccination against hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) for all adults at increased risk of infection, there have been several US states that have reported outbreaks and/or increases in HAV and HBV infections among people who inject drugs in recent years. When not treated, these infections can be highly contagious and can be transmitted through unsafe injecting practices. As part of the overall goal to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030, it is necessary to increase vaccine uptake through targeted interventions among PWID. During this webinar, CDC’s DVH provides an overview of their viral hepatitis vaccination recommendations and the launch of new campaign materials. Additionally, you will hear from jurisdictions who speak to their community outreach initiatives to implement hepatitis A and B vaccinations for people who inject drugs.