Published in Hepatitis Weekly, June 26th, 2000
M.S. Green and colleagues with the Israel Center for Disease Control in Tel Hashomer and Rambam Hospital in Haifa explained that because maternal antibodies may affect infants' immune systems, there is a need to properly time hepatitis A vaccination so that maternal antibodies have a minimal effect on immunity. For this reason, Green et al. conducted a study to determine the ideal time for hepatitis A vaccine in infants.
Using 338 serum samples from infants aged between six and 36 months and 324 samples for children ages...
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