New York State Adult Hepatitis Vaccination Program

What is the Adult Hepatitis Vaccination Program?

The New York State Adult Hepatitis Vaccination Program (AHVP) provides free Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccine (Hepatitis shots) to eligible adult New Yorkers through providers participating in the program.

Do I Need Hepatitis Shots?

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Am I Eligible to Receive Hepatitis Shots Through the AHVP?

Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines are available free of charge to adults 19 years of age and older who meet the following conditions:

  • Have at least one eligible risk factor for Hepatitis A and/or Hepatitis B infection:
    • Hepatitis A
      • Men who have sex with men;
      • Persons who use injecting (e.g., heroin) or non-injecting (e.g., snort cocaine) drugs;
      • Persons with chronic liver disease including Hepatitis C;
      • Persons with HIV infection;
      • Persons with a blood clotting-factor disorder (e.g., hemophilia).
    • Hepatitis B
      • Men who have sex with men;
      • Persons who use injecting drugs (e.g., heroin);
      • Persons with chronic liver disease including Hepatitis C;
      • Persons with HIV infection;
      • Persons with more than one sex partner during the previous 6 months;
      • Persons seeking evaluation or treatment for a sexually transmitted disease (STD);
      • Persons receiving dialysis for kidney disease;
      • Household contacts or sex partners of people infected with Hepatitis B.
  • AND
  • Have no health insurance (uninsured); OR
  • Have health insurance that does not cover the cost of Hepatitis A and/or Hepatitis B vaccine (underinsured).

Where Can I Get My Hepatitis Shots?

  • Contact your local health department to find out about clinic dates and times.
  • Many health care facilities participate in the AHVP. Typical facilities that participate in the AHVP include:
    • STD and HIV clinics
    • New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Addiction Treatment Centers
    • Methadone Treatment Centers
    • Community Health Centers
    • Federally Qualified Health Centers
    • Rural Health Centers

    If you are a patient at one of these health care facilities, check with your health care provider to find out if he or she offers free Hepatitis A or Hepatitis B vaccine through the AHVP.

  • In addition, many state prisons and county jails offer free Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccine to adult inmates through the AHVP.

How Can Health Care Providers Enroll in the AHVP?

  • The following facility types are eligible to enroll in the AHVP:
    • STD and HIV clinics
    • New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Addiction Treatment Centers
    • Methadone Treatment Centers
    • Community Health Centers
    • Federally Qualified Health Centers
    • Rural Health Centers
  • If you are a health care provider interested in enrolling your site in the AHVP, contact the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Bureau of Immunization at (518) 473-4437 or e-mail immunize@health.state.ny.us.

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