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Passage of AB789 in 2021 means that primary care physicians are required to offer a
voluntary Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C test to patients at risk!
California is the first state in the country required to provide voluntary hepatitis B and hepatitis C screenings to adults with the passage of AB 789 (Low, 2021).
Some doctors may not know, so make sure you ask. It is your right!
Hep B Vaccine
Hep B Vaccination recommended universal Hep B vaccination for all adults aged 19-59
In February 2022, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommended universal hepatitis B vaccination for all adults aged 19 to 59. Additionally, adults 60 years and older who do not have additional risk factors for HBV infection are recommended for vaccination.
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