Libraries Immunization Master List Immunization Home Page Adults Children Licensed Child Care Forms, Brochures, Memos & Notifications Healthcare Provider Resources Hepatitis B Immunization Records Influenza Season International Travel Schools State Registry (NESIIS) VFC Program Contact Us Immunization Program Perinatal Hepatitis B Program Hepatitis B virus is a viral infection of the liver. It is spread by exposure to infected blood and body fluids. Most people do not become acutely ill with the virus, and children under the age of 10 are usually without symptoms. The younger a person is when infected, the greater the chance of becoming a chronic carrier. About 90% of untreated infants exposed will become carriers, contrasted to 5-10% of adults. 25% of chronically infected people die prematurely of cirrhosis or liver cancer. Becoming a Hepatitis B Birth Dose Provider Hospitals can receive Hepatitis B vaccine at no cost to assist them in providing the birth dose to all newborns in their care regardless of insurance status. To participate in this program, hospitals have to ensure proper storage and handling of the vaccine, submit appropriate paperwork, and use NESIIS for inventory monitoring, reporting and ordering. For more information about becoming a Hepatitis B Birth Dose Provider, please contact Karen Rutherford with the Nebraska Immunization Program at (402) 471-2361. Hepatitis B Vaccine Sheet - Information for Parents Hepatitis B Vaccine Sheet - Information for Parents - Spanish Hepatitis B Brochure - Why you should protect your baby Hepatitis B Brochure - Why you should protect your baby (Spanish) Contact Information Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator: Blake Hendrickson (402) 471-6450 firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Information Immunization ProgramPO Box 95026Lincoln NE, 68509-5026Phone:402-471-6423Fax: 402-471-6426 DHHS.Immunization@nebraska.gov Documents in PDF format require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free from Adobe Systems, Inc.