People living with chronic liver disease including hepatitis B or hepatitis C who are over the age of 16 may be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. People aged 16 and over with an underlying medical condition are eligible to get vaccinated. This includes people with chronic liver disease. Chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection are among the most common causes of chronic liver disease. People living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C may be determined to have chronic liver disease and are therefore eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure about your eligibility.1

You may also be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination for another reason, including if you are over 40 years of age. For more information about the phases of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, visit the Department of Health website.


References

  1. (2021, April 14). FAQs for clinicians about covid-19 vaccines and people living with Hepatitis B/Hepatitis C-related chronic liver disease. Retrieved from ASHM: https://ashm.org.au/covid-19/clinical-care/faqs-for-clinicians-about-covid-19-vaccines-and-hepatitis/

Updated 14 July 2021