Hepatitis B vaccination available to Aboriginal Victorians
21 April 2017
Hepatitis Victoria welcomes the confirmation that free hepatitis B vaccinations are now available to Aboriginal Victorians.
The Department of Human Services and Health confirmed that
the provision for free vaccination has been made available in recognition of
the disproportionately higher rates of hepatitis B among Aboriginal Victorians.
This provision is in addition to the free hepatitis B
vaccination already in place for the household contacts and sexual partners of
people living with hepatitis B, people who inject drugs or who are on opioid
substitution therapy, people living with hepatitis C or HIV, men who have sex with men, and
prisoners (or those who initiated vaccination whilst in prison).
For further information on hepatitis B and immunisation: Hepatitis Victoria website or Better Health Channel