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Saturday, July 23, 2011

U.S. hepatitis B vaccination rate lagging

ATLANTA, July 23 (UPI) -- Relatively few students pursuing careers in healthcare are vaccinated during childhood, as recommended by U.S. health officials, researchers say.

Study leader Dr. Rania Tohme of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta analyzed hepatitis B immunization records of 4,075 healthcare students who matriculated at a university in the southeastern U.S. from January 2000 to January 2010.

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