Guidance

Hepatitis B: the green book, chapter 18

Hepatitis B immunisation information for public health professionals.

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Hepatitis B: the green book, chapter 18 (born on or after 1 August 2017)

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Hepatitis B: the green book, chapter 18 (born up to and including 31 July 2017)

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Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

The older chapter includes vaccine recommendations for babies born up to and including 31 July 2017. For indications other than babies, we recommend that you consult the new chapter that contains the most recent advice.

Published 20 March 2013
Last updated 17 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Revised table 18 (August 2017 version): amended Hepatitis B prophylaxis for reported exposure incidents.
  2. Revised hepatitis B green book chapter.
  3. Chapter amended to clarify Thiomersal preservative is not used in hepatitis B vaccines available in the UK.
  4. This chapter has been updated with minor editorial amends plus 1 change in policy: for travellers who have completed the primary course of vaccination, a booster at 5 years is no longer recommended.
  5. Updated Body text to include link to Green Book chapter update patches on the National Archives website. Added link to NHS choices.
  6. First published.