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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/01.inf.0000207468.04665.ad
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IMPACT OF THE QUEBEC SCHOOL-BASED HEPATITIS B IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM AND POTENTIAL BENEFIT OF THE ADDITION OF AN INFANT IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM

Gîlca, Vladimir MD, PhD*; Duval, Bernard MD*†; Boulianne, Nicole MSc*†; Dion, Réjean MD*; De Serres, Gaston MD, PhD*†

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Abstract

Ten years after a school-based hepatitis B immunization program was implemented, we conducted a study to assess the impact of the program, vaccine failures, risk factors and the number of cases potentially preventable by the addition of an infant vaccination program. The preteen vaccination program is highly effective. An infant immunization program would bring additional benefits.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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