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GPs' college issues guidance on hepatitis A and B vaccination

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:558
  1. Robert Short
  1. London

Injecting drug users should be vaccinated against hepatitis A, and all users of illegal drugs should be vaccinated against hepatitis B, the Royal College of General Practitioners recommended this week. The vaccinations should be carried out without waiting for prevaccination tests for hepatitis A or B.

One of the authors of the five page guidelines document, Dr David Young, clinical director of the drug and alcohol clinical management unit at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Trust, emphasised that the guidance was for the whole of …

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