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CAS Alert: Shortage of adult Hepatitis B vaccine

There is a global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine which is currently impacting severely on the UK supply. The situation is particularly critical during August but there is likely to still be some limitations on supply until early 2018. 

Public Health England (PHE) has developed temporary recommendations to support healthcare professionals undertaking an individual risk assessment to ensure that stock is available for those individuals at highest and most immediate risk of exposure to hepatitis B.

Further details of the alert, the PHE temporary recommendations and action to take are available on the CAS website.