Ask the Experts: Improving hepatitis B vaccination rates in the hemodialysis population

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) have identified high-risk populations for which vaccination is recommended: intravenous drug users, individuals engaging in high-risk sexual behavior, patients in long-term care facilities, and patients with chronic liver disease, with HIV infection, or who receive hemodialysis.