November 20, 2017
The ACP and CDC jointly released a clinical guideline recommending that adults at-risk for hepatitis B virus infection be screened for and vaccinated against the infection and that those found to be infected be linked to care.
“The majority of persons at risk for or infected with the hepatitis B virus do not get screened, vaccinated or linked to care,” Jack Ende, MD, president of ACP, said in a press release. “Hepatitis B vaccination and screening are cost-effective interventions to reduce the burden of chronic hepatitis B infection. Utilization, however, remains low.”