Hepatitis B is usually spread by:
Hepatitis B is a virus that attacks the liver. It can lead to severe illness, liver cancer, and in some cases, death.
There are treatments available for Hepatitis B that can prevent serious liver damage
Testing is the only way to know if you have Hepatitis B
The Hepatitis B vaccine is a safe and effective way of protecting people who have never had Hepatitis B from getting it
The hepatitis B vaccine is given as 3 or 4 shots over six months, depending upon the brand of the vaccine.
Hepatitis B often doesn't cause symptoms, so many people can live with it for years without feeling sick. Most people were infected with the virus at birth or during early childhood.
Because many who are infected are unaware that they have Hepatitis B, they can unknowingly spread the disease to others.
Hepatitis B is NOT spread by:
People who find out they have Hepatitis B can also keep their families healthy
New Jersey Hepatitis B Coalition