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


FİTZSİMONS D., FRANÇOİS G., HALL A., MCMAHON B., MEHEUS A., ZANETTİ A., ...More

VACCINE, vol.23, no.32, pp.4158-4166, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 32
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2005.03.017
  • Title of Journal : VACCINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.4158-4166

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). (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.