Preventing and treating hepatitis B infection

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7484.197-c (Published 20 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:197

Immunisation is most important strategy to control hepatitis B

  1. Osman David Mansoor, public health physician (oz@phc.org.nz),
  2. Nick Wilson, senior lecturer
  1. Public Health Consulting, 4/14 College Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  2. Department of Public Health Wellington, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, PO Box 7343, Wellington South 6005, New Zealand

    EDITOR—The immunisation advice in the hepatitis B review by Aggarwal and Ranjan is potentiallymisleading.1

    Firstly, recommending three doses at 0, 1, and 6 months is unnecessarily limiting; delaying the third dose can lead to lower compliance. Hepatitis B vaccine has been shown to be immunogenic when …

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