The Healthy People 2020 evidence-based resources identified have been selected by subject matter experts at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. Each of the selected evidence-based resources has been rated and classified according to a set of selection criteria based, in part, on publication status, publication type, and number of studies. This classification scheme does not necessarily consider all dimensions of quality, such as statistical significance, effect size (e.g., magnitude of effect), meaningfulness of effect, additional effect over control, and study design (e.g., sample size, power, internal validity, external validity, generalizability, potential biases, potential confounders).
The following clinical recommendations come from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) .
Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnancy
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.
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The following consumer resources are from the Quick Guide to Healthy Living at healthfinder.gov.
Get a seasonal flu shot every year.
Get the pneumonia shot at age 65 to protect yourself from the most common type of bacterial pneumonia.
The shots we get as children can weaken over time. That’s why it’s important to get your adult shots.
Shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) work best when children get them at certain ages.
All kids need the Tdap and MCV4 shots at age 11 or 12. Doctors recommend girls also get the HPV vaccine.
The HPV vaccine helps protect against HPV (human papillomavirus), which is a cause of cervical cancer in women and genital warts and anal cancer in men and women. Use these questions to talk with the doctor about getting the HPV vaccine for your child.
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