Published in Vaccine Weekly, March 14th, 2001
To prevent hepatitis A virus (HAV) transmission in areas where the disease is highly endemic, public health officials often recommend vaccinating children, who frequently serve as reservoirs for the virus.
E.L. Lopez and others at the Ricardo Gutierrez Hospital for Children in Buenos Aires examined the effects of giving children, 12-months to 15-years-old, half-strength dosages of an adult inactivated hepatitis A vaccine. Five hundred and thirty children received two doses of...
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