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Title: Evaluation of the routine hepatitis B immunization programme in palestine, 1996
Authors: Kuhail, S.
El Khodary, R.
Ahmed, F.
Issue Date: 2000
Language: English
Abstract: The objectives of this study were to evaluate routine hepatitis B immunization in Palestine. Blood samples of 119 children [89 fully immunized and 30 non-immunized] were analysed. The protective antibody levels among immunized children were greater than the non-immunized children. Antibody levels among the immunized children were lower in the older age group [> 36 months], but no sex differences in antibody level were apparent. Thus, hepatitis B immunization had an excellent impact on preventing hepatitis B transmission [85% preventive]. The non-responders constituted 14.6% of the sample, which is higher than other studies
Description: 864-869
Keywords: Immunization Programs
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B Antibodies
Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
Program Evaluation
Subject: Hepatitis B Vaccines
ISSN: 1020-3397
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