Letters Sharps injuries in healthcare settings

Authors’ reply to De Schryver and colleagues

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5573 (Published 21 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5573
  1. C Y William Tong, consultant virologist and honorary reader1,
  2. Anna Riddell, specialist registrar in infectious diseases and virology1,
  3. Ioana Kennedy, consultant occupational health physician2
  1. 1Department of Infection, Barts Health NHS Trust, London E1 2ES, UK
  2. 2Occupational Health Service, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. william.tong{at}nhs.net

De Schryver and colleagues raise issues about the hepatitis B vaccination course and the antibody level used to indicate immunity.1 2

Our algorithm was adapted from the UK “Green Book” on immunisation against infectious diseases,3 and it stratified risk on the basis of potential immunity to hepatitis B virus. The primary course of hepatitis B vaccination is three …

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