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Free hepatitis vaccines for at-risk groups

The WA Department of Health provides free hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines to patients newly notified with hepatitis C.

On receipt of a new hepatitis C notification, the Department of Health posts a letter and vaccine order form to the notifying medical practitioner. The practitioner should discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination with the patient and, if the patient agrees to vaccination, determine the appropriate schedule—standard or accelerated.

Completed order forms should be returned by fax to the Department of Health.

View Department of Health guidelines for this vaccine program.

Further information can be obtained by telephoning the Sexual Health and and Blood-borne Virus Program’s medical adviser, Dr Donna Mak on 9388 4828 Monday, Tuesday or Thursday.

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