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Disease: Hepatitis B

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Adult Vaccination Resources Library

This online library gathers resources specifically related to adult immunization, providing healthcare providers and the general public with access to relevant resources that can be used in a clinic setting or for individual education. It includes …

Author: Immunization Action Coalition

Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality

Though generally very rare or minor, there are side effects, or “adverse effects,” associated with some vaccines. This report provides an analysis of more than 1,000 research articles that were reviewed to assess the risk of specific …

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publication date: 2011

All Kids Need Hepatitis B Shots

This informational brochure, created by the Immunization Action Coalition, provides parents with information on hepatitis B and vaccines against the disease. It also includes contact information for parents with questions about the hepatitis B …

Author: Immunization Action Coalition

Publication date: 2008

American Liver Foundation: Hepatitis B

The American Liver Foundation's web page on hepatitis B includes a description of the disease, how it's diagnosed, how it's treated, and the best way to prevent it.

Author: American Liver Foundation

Publication date: 2007

Andhra Pradesh: Building a Model Immunization System

This report discusses the work of PATH's Children's Vaccine Program and the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to build a model immunization program, including the incorporation of hepatitis B vaccine into the childhood vaccination program.

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2004

Cambodia: "Coverage Improvement Planning" Pays Off

This report discusses the work of PATH's Children's Vaccine Program and the Australian International Health Institute of the University of Melbourne to provide technical assistance with immunization programming to Cambodia, including the …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2004

Can Successful Vaccines Teach Us How to Induce Efficient Protective Immune Responses?

This article, published in Nature Medicine, reviews current successful vaccines and identifies their mechanisms of protection in the hopes of tackling the challenges posed by those infectious targets that have thus far escaped successful …

Author: Lambert PH, Liu M, Siegrist CA

Publication date: 2005

Characterization of a Thermostable Hepatitis B Vaccine Formulation

This article, published in the journal Vaccine, reports on the development of a new hepatitis B vaccine formulation that is stable against repeated freezing at -20°C and is also stable for 12 months at 37°C. The improved stability of this …

Author: Braun LJ, Jezek J, Peterson S, et al.

Publication date: 2009

Characterization of the Freeze Sensitivity of a Hepatitis B Vaccine

This article, published in Human Vaccines, reports on a study that aimed to characterize the immediate qualitative changes of hepatitis B vaccine caused by freeze exposure. The vaccine was subjected to freezing temperatures ranging from 0°C to …

Author: Chen D, Tyagi A, Carpenter J, et al.

Publication date: 2009

Development of a Freeze-Stable Formulation for Vaccines Containing Aluminum Salt Adjuvants

This article, published in Vaccine, describes an approach to minimize reliance on the proper implementation of the cold chain to protect vaccines from freeze-thaw inactivation. By including PEG 300, propylene glycol, or glycerol in a hepatitis B …

Author: Jones Braun L, Tyagi A, Perkins S, et al.

Publication date: 2009

Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) for 291 Diseases and Injuries in 21 Regions, 1990–2010: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010

This article, published in The Lancet, shares results from the Global Burden of Disease Study, calculating disease burden using disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) both worldwide and for 21 regions for 1990, 2005, and 2010 with methods to enable …

Author: Murray CJL, Vos T, Lozano R, et al.

Publication date: 2012

Disease Outbreak News

This web page provides frequently updated information about current disease outbreaks, as well as disease-specific archives of past alerts and links to related resources.

Author: World Health Organization

Diseases and the Vaccines That Prevent Them: For Parents of Infants and Young Children (Birth Through Age 6)

This series of fact sheets describes symptoms of infection as well as the benefits and risk of vaccination for 14 diseases, specifically for vaccines recommended for children from birth through the age of six years. There are two versions of each …

Author: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Economic Evaluation of Thermostable Vaccines in Cambodia, Ghana, and Bangladesh

This article, published in Vaccine, evaluates the incremental health and programmatic cost impacts of theoretical new vaccine products as compared to the standard vaccine products in multi-dose vials in Cambodia, Ghana, and Bangladesh. The authors …

Author: Levin A, Levin C, Kristensen D, Matthias D

Publication date: 2007

Effects of Freezing on Vaccine Potency: Literature Review

This document provides a literature review of articles about the effects of freezing on vaccine potency of hepatitis B, tetanus toxoid, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccines. Also included is a review of stability data of these vaccines at …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2003

Evaluation of Out-of-the-cold-chain Approaches for Improving On-time Delivery of the Hepatitis B Birth Dose in Rural Areas of China

This document summarizes the results of a study of out-of-the-cold-chain approaches for improving on-time delivery of birth doses of the hepatitis B vaccine in rural areas of China. The study concluded that this is a safe and effective way to …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2005

Exposure to Heat and Freezing in the Vaccine Cold Chain in Thailand

Good cold chain practice is essential to maintain full immunogenicity of vaccines. This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a study that aimed to identify the likelihood and extent of exposure to inappropriate temperatures in the vaccine cold …

Author: Techathawat S, Varinsathien P, Rasdjarmrearnsook A, Tharmaphornpilas P

Publication date: 2006

Fears of Hepatitis B Vaccine Unfounded

This article addresses concerns about hepatitis B vaccination and emphasizes the positive health benefits of immunization.


Publication date: 2007

Fragile Lives - Immunization at Risk

Hailed as "the greatest public health success story of all time," today childhood immunization faces obstacles never seen before. While immunization still saves three million young lives each year, millions more could be saved if there were enough …

Author: PATH, Barraclough Productions

Publication date: 2004

Freeze-Protection of Aluminum-Adjuvanted Vaccines: PATH Formulation Technology

PATH has developed a low-cost and straightforward approach for protecting aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines from irreversible damage that results from freezing. Many current vaccines of importance to global health contain an aluminum-salt adjuvant (such …

Author: PATH

Publication date: 2014

Global and Regional Mortality From 235 Causes of Death for 20 Age Groups in 1990 and 2010: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010

This article, published in The Lancet, reports on the results of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010, which aimed to estimate annual deaths for the world and 21 regions between 1980 and 2010 for 235 causes. The …

Author: Lozano R, Naghavi M, Foreman K, et al.

Publication date: 2012

A Heat-Stable Hepatitis B Vaccine Formulation

This article, published in Human Vaccines, discusses a study to develop a formulation of recombinant hepatitis B vaccine with improved stability at elevated temperatures. A new vaccine formulation has the potential to be used outside the cold chain …

Author: Jezek J, Chen D, Watson L, et al.

Publication date: 2009


This page provides links to WHO activities, reports, news, and events related to hepatitis, including hepatitis B. It also includes links to partners working on hepatitis B surveillance and vaccine introduction, and further information on …

Author: World Health Organization

The Hepatitis B Foundation

A US-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the cause and cure of hepatitis B through research, education, and patient advocacy.

Author: The Hepatitis B Foundation

Hepatitis B Immunization: Introducing Hepatitis B Vaccine Into National Immunization Services

This document outlines the introduction process for hepatitis B vaccine into national immunization services. It offers a summary of WHO policies and practices regarding hepatitis B immunization, and includes information on immunization …

Author: World Health Organization

Publication date: 2001

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