Published in Vaccine Weekly, July 3rd, 1995
Individuals who have recently been vaccinated for hepatitis B may test positive for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and, based on such a test result, become disqualified permanently from donating blood, indicated Bruce E. Kloster, M.D., State University of New York, and colleagues ("Hepatitis B Surface Antigenemia in Blood Donors," Transfusion, June 1995;35(6):475-477).
Kloster et al. reported positive test results for HBsAg in nine adults who donated blood from one to three days after vaccination with Engerix B (SmithKline...
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