That is right!
Many of you reading this post should get the hepatitis B vaccine
Less commonly known reasons for getting a Hep B vaccine include:
- Diabetics aged 19 through 59 who have not been vaccinated!
- Anyone with fatty liver disease
- An ALT or AST (liver blood tests) greater than twice the upper limits
Read the below link to learn why these groups should get a hepatitis B vaccine per the CDC
Here is the CDC's rationale for these groups getting vaccinated as well as a list of other at risk individuals who should get vaccinated:
Many of you reading this should get it based upon this and you (and possibly even your doctor) did not know.
Get your hepatitis B vaccine
- Don Thomas, MD
Photo shows a man with jaundice (note the yellow eyes) due to hepatitis. (photo credit = CDC)
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