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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Panel Explores Hepatitis B Protection Strategies for Providers

ATLANTA – A federal vaccine advisory panel is considering options for ensuring that health care personnel who were vaccinated against hepatitis B in the remote past are currently protected. 

Increasing proportions of health care personnel were vaccinated against hepatitis B in infancy, or as a catch-up during adolescence. An estimated 90%-95% of healthy adults aged 40 years and younger achieve a protective antibody titer (defined as anti–hepatitis B surface antigen concentrations of 10 mIU/mL or greater) after receiving the three-dose series (MMWR 2011;60[RR07]:1-45). 

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