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)
Mahroum N, Hejly A, Tiosano S, et al. Chronic hepatitis C viral infection among SLE patients: the significance of coexistence. Immunol Res. 2017;65(2):477-481. doi:10.1007/s12026-016-8886-7
Note that Dr. Thomas' posts are for informational purposes only, and are not meant to be specific medical advice for individuals. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider with any questions regarding your own medical situation.
DONALD THOMAS, MD