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Vaccine. 2005 Jul 14;23(32):4158-66. Epub 2005 Apr 13.

Long-term efficacy of hepatitis B vaccine, booster policy, and impact of hepatitis B virus mutants.

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World Health Organization, Via Appia 20, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland.

Abstract

The long-term efficacy of hepatitis B vaccine, long-term effectiveness of hepatitis B immunisation programmes, immune memory induced by hepatitis B vaccine, current booster policies, and impact of hepatitis B virus mutants on immunisation programmes were reviewed at the Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board (VHPB) meeting in Sevilla, Spain, March 2004. The main focus was on universal vaccination programmes with data being presented from Italy, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, The Gambia, and USA (Alaska).

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15964484
DOI:
10.1016/j.vaccine.2005.03.017
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