Hepatitis B vaccine for diabetics under 60

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Dr. John Clay is making sure his diabetic patients under 60 are getting the hepatitis B vaccine.

The new recommendation is that all diabetics under age 60 should have the vaccination against hepatitis B.

People with diabetes are twice as likely to contract hepatitis B as non-diabetics.

Ask your doctor at routine visits for an evaluation of diabetes if immunization is right for you.

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