Hepatitis B Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know
Hepatitis B is a viral infection of
the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Lifelong HBV infection
can lead to liver cancer or scarring of the liver (cirrhosis). More than 1
million people in the United States are living with lifelong HBV infection.
Anyone can get infected with HBV, including your child.