Hepatitis B Vaccine Series is Offered to Staff
Most of Tri-County Staff is offered the Hepatitis B vaccine series because they work directly with children,have potential exposure to blood or body fluids, or sharps/needles. The vaccine is highly effective and is given in a series of three shots spread apart.
Chronic infection of Hepatitis B can lead to liver failure or liver cancer and a generally weakened immune system. Of particular concern is a future mother's potential to transmit it to their unborn child.
If you have not done so, please let the Nurse know your plans for your health surrounding this vaccine.
Click on this link for the Hepatitis B declination form, if you do not wish to receive the vaccine and have not received the vaccine in the past and return to the School Nurse:https://docs.google.com/a/tcpenguin.net/document/d/1a_03foM_NR-ToPi85slmU0N1Foi4qvYJtCFx0fLwCTw/edit?usp=sharing
For more information on the vaccine series, view the Vaccine Information sheet: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/hep-b.pdf