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The importance of a preschool booster for children born to hepatitis B-positive mothers
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    Re: The importance of a preschool booster for children born to hepatitis B-positive mothers
    • Dayan Vijeratnam, Specialist Registrar Genitourinary Medicine
    • Other Contributors:
      • Selvarajan Vijeratnam

    We read Ladhani and Ramsay's editorial with great interest. Whilst we agree on the need for the delivery of a completed course of Hepatitis B vaccinations in infants of high-risk mothers where the fourth vaccination is administration by their first birthday, in order to improve uptake of vaccines it is essential to recognise factors preventing this occurring.

    Firstly, Hepatitis B positive mothers diagnosed in an...

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    Re: The importance of a preschool booster for children born to hepatitis B-positive mothers
    • Tom A. Yates 1
    • Other Contributors:
      • Karthikeyan Paranthaman 1, Elizabeth Davis 1, Sarah Lang 2, Scott J Hackett 3, Steven B Welch 3, Andrew J Pollard 1 4, Matthew D Snape 1 4.

    We are grateful to Dr Ladhani and Dr Ramsay [1] for their thoughtful editorial that accompanied the publication of our paper [2]. We would agree that, despite discrepant observational data in the UK regarding the waning of antibody titres [2, 3], there is now a large body of evidence [4] demonstrating that, even where antibody titres have waned, booster doses are not required if an adequate primary schedule has been comp...

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