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Health: Hepatitis B

Volume 703: debated on Monday 14 July 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they will take to ensure universal vaccination for Hepatitis B. [HL4585]

Hepatitis B vaccine is currently offered to individuals at high risk of exposure to the virus or complications of the disease.

The issue of universal vaccination for Hepatitis B is currently under consideration by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, which provides independent expert advice to the Secretary of State.