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Thursday, July 21, 2011
High-Risk Groups Not Receiving Vaccinations Against Hep A, B
“Despite the fact that these people are at very high risk for severe liver injury, they are not vaccinated at the level you would expect,” said Zobair Younossi, MD, vice president of research for Inova Health System in Falls Church, Va., and executive director of the Center for Liver Diseases at Inova Fairfax Hospital. “We must consider other ways to distribute the vaccine, perhaps having it available in gastroenterology offices and primary care physicians’ offices,” he said.