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US considers routine childhood hepatitis A vaccination in high risk states

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7184.626h (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:626
  1. James Ciment
  1. New York

    Routine vaccination against hepatitis A for US children in 14 states with a high risk—largely in the western United States—has been recommended by the advisory committee on immunisation at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta.

    Vaccination has been recommended for all states where the rate of hepatitis infection exceeds 20 cases in every 100 000 persons, which is …

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