Details on the Hep A and Hep B Vaccinations
Hepatitis A & B
Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, which can progress to further scarring or liver cancer. Hepatitis A is caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water. Hepatitis B is caused by exposure to infected bodily fluids.
Hepatitis A vs. Hepatitis B
Nearly 70% of Asian Americans are foreign-born and estimates have found that approximately 58% of foreign-born people with chronic hepatitis B are from Asia.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention