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Hepatitis B
Florida Law
Florida law now requires that post-secondary institutions provide detailed information concerning the risks associated with Hepatitis B and the availability, effectiveness, and known contraindications of any required or recommended vaccine to every student, or to the student’s parent if the student is a minor, who has been accepted for admission.

Hepatitis
Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver. The virus, which is called Hepatitis B virus (HBV), can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure and death.

Each year, about 200,000 people are infected with the virus and approximately 5,000 die.

The Vaccine
There is no cure for Hepatitis B, but the infection can be prevented by vaccination. The Hepatitis B vaccine is available for all age groups to prevent Hepatitis B virus infection.

Check out the following link for more information on Hepatitis B.