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When should children receive the hepatitis vaccination?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all children be vaccinated against hepatitis B at birth. The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that at-risk infants, or infants of parents requesting vaccination, undergo hepatitis A vaccination at age 1.

This content originally appeared on HealthyWomen.org.

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