UK vaccination schedule: persistence of immunity to hepatitis B in children vaccinated after perinatal exposure

Source: Archives of Diseases in Childhood, 2013;98:429–433. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-302153

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication Type: Article

In a nutshell: Objective: To assess persistence of immunity to hepatitis B (HBV) in primary school children vaccinated following perinatal exposure…  Conclusions: This study of antibody persistence among UK children born to hepatitis B infected women, immunised with a 3-dose infant schedule with a toddler booster suggests sustained immunity through early childhood. These data should prompt further studies to address the need for a preschool booster.

Length of publication: 5-page article

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