Published in Vaccine Weekly, July 17th, 1995
A safe and effective vaccine against hepatitis B was introduced in 1981 but despite this, infection rates changed little in the following years. Among heterosexuals and intravenous drug users, the incidence of hepatitis B increased.
"The strategy for hepatitis B prevention has been to vaccinate all groups at high risk for infection, through 1992, however, 80 percent of those who received...
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