Medicare can help keep you protected from Hepatitis B. The best way
to prevent Hepatitis B is by getting the Hepatitis B vaccine, which is
usually given as 3 shots over a 6-month period. You need to get all 3
shots for complete coverage. If you’re at high or medium risk for
Hepatitis B, Medicare Part B will cover Hepatitis B shots
Are you at risk for getting Hepatitis B? If you have hemophilia, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
diabetes, or certain conditions that lower your resistance to
infection, you have a higher risk for getting Hepatitis B increases.
Additionally, if you have a profession that puts you in frequent contact
with blood or bodily fluids, you may be at a higher risk.
May is Hepatitis Awareness month. To find out more about preventing and treating Hepatitis B, visit the Centers for Disease Control