Hepatitis B is a serious infection that causes inflammation of the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus and is spread through blood and other body fluids, usually through drug needles or sexual contact. It can also be passed to a baby whose mother is infected.
For those who develop the long-term hepatitis B infection, this can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer and even death.
ExpressCare Urgent Care Centers provide the Hepatitis B vaccine to protect against the hepatitis B infection. Babies usually get three doses of the vaccine before they are 18 months old. All adults over 18 years of age who didn't get the vaccine as a child should get it. Also, adults who are at a high risk of contracting the infection should be vaccinated. This includes adults who:
For a Hepatitis B vaccination with ExpressCare Urgent Care Centers, walk in or call our Patient Care Service Center at 410-616-9381.