Hepatitis B Immunization Strategies: Timing is Everything
This article, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, reviews the evidence for long-term effectiveness of vaccination programs for infants and adolescents against hepatitis B. Long-term observational data show that vaccinated individuals can mount an anamnestic response to contact with hepatitis B. The results suggest that most people who have been vaccinated can mount a protective immune response even 18 years after receiving a primary series of vaccinations in infancy.
Author: Mackie CO, Buxton JA, Tadwalkar S, Patrick DM
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Citation: Mackie CO, Buxton JA, Tadwalkar S, Patrick DM. Hepatitis B Immunization Strategies: Timing is Everything. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2009;180(2):196-202.
Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal
Diseases/vaccines: Hepatitis B