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Should universal hepatitis B immunisation be introduced in the UK?
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    Is selective immunisation policy for Hepatitis B in high risk children in UK really effective?
    • VARSHA SADAVARTE, Paediatrician
    • Other Contributors:
      • Dr Alyson Skinner,Dr Sawal Mohammad

    Hepatitis B is a public health problem. Ten per cent of infants born to HBsAg positive and 70-90% born to HBsAg and HBeAg positive mothers become infected with 90% of these babies becoming chronic carriers. Universal Hepatitis B vaccination is practised as a norm in many countries including USA and Europe. The United Kingdom follows a "Targeted immunisation policy ".Current rates of vaccine uptake in the UK are poor....

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