U.S. Universal Adult Vaccine and Screening Recommendations
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all adults age 19-59 be universally vaccinated for hepatitis B, and that all adults 18 and older be screened at least once in their lifetime.
Screening pregnant persons
Order hepatitis B vaccines:
CD-10: Z23 - Encounter for immunization
CPT Administrative Code: 90471
CPT Product Codes (adult vaccine schedule):
Order the hepatitis B triple panel screening tests:
For more information on the triple panel tests, click here
Clinical Resources for Implementing Universal Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination and Screening
- This document is intended to aid clinicians in implementing the new adult hepatitis B recommendations. It contains a summary of the updated recommendations, strategies for implementation in different settings, downloadable resources and handouts for providers, and connections to helpful patient and clinical resources.
- The Foundation’s Hepatitis B Screening & Vaccine Advisory Council has developed guidance on how healthcare providers in various settings can begin implementing universal hepatitis B screening and vaccination.
- This handout contains information on who should be vaccinated for hepatitis B, billing and insurance codes, and a provider FAQ.
Resources for Public Awareness and Community Events
- Hepatitis B Vaccine Record Card
- Poster - Universal Hepatitis B Vaccination
- Flyer - I want to receive the hepatitis B vaccine (White)
- Flyer - I want to receive the hepatitis B vaccine (Bandaid Version)
- Postcard - I want to receive the hepatitis B vaccine (White)
- Postcard - I want to receive the hepatitis B vaccine (Bandaid version)
For more information on the clinical implementation of universal adult hepatitis B vaccination and screening, use the following resources:
- Driving Hepatitis B Management: Universal Screening and Vaccination in Primary Care
- Implementing Hepatitis B Universal Adult Screening and Vaccination: Clinical Answers for Healthcare Professionals
- Understanding the Updated Hepatitis B Vaccination Recommendations and Guidance
- University of Washington’s Hepatitis B Online