Because hepatitis D requires a patient to have hepatitis B, the best means of preventing HBV and HDV is the hepatitis B vaccine. The hepatitis B vaccine is the first line of defense.
- The hepatitis B vaccine is a series of 2 -3 shots over a 6-month period and is available at a doctor’s office, health department or STD clinic. Click here to find a provider near you.
For those already infected with the hepatitis B virus, you can protect yourself by not sharing needles and using protection during sex. For more prevention tips, click here.