Published in Vaccine Weekly, February 8th, 1999
According to ABC television's 20/20 special titled "Who's Calling the Shots'," the hepatitis B vaccination controversy rages on. Sylvia Chase moderated a segment on this issue on the January 22, , program.
Public health officials claim the vaccine is safe and effective. In 36 states, the law requires most children to be vaccinated for hepatitis B before they enter school. However, some health care workers and parents debate the vaccine's safety. They believe the hepatitis B vaccine may have debilitating effects on adults as well as children.
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