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Commun Dis Public Health. 2002 Dec;5(4):318-20.

Universal hepatitis B vaccination of UK adolescents: a feasibility and acceptability study.

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Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health, Clifton House, Clifton Place, Glasgow G3 7LN.


The feasibility of introducing universal hepatitis B immunisation was assessed by offering the vaccine to all 11-12 year old pupils in Greater Glasgow (approximately 10,800). Consent was received from 92% of the school roll, and 91.3%, 89.2% and 80.3% received at least 1, at least 2, and 3 doses respectively. The findings of this study constitute key evidence for the ongoing debate in the UK on hepatitis B vaccination.

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