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Vaccination against hepatitis A in children: A review of the evidence

Authors Paolo Bonanni, Sara Boccalini, Angela Bechini

Published 15 January 2008 Volume 2007:3(6) Pages 1071—1076

Paolo Bonanni, Sara Boccalini, Angela Bechini
Department of Public Health, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Abstract: Safe and effective vaccines against hepatitis A have now been available on the market for almost 15 years. This review focuses on the evidence of the effect of such vaccination in children when applied both within routine immunization programs and in groups at high risk of infection, but also as a measure to stop limited or community-wide outbreaks.
Keywords: hepatitis A, vaccination, epidemiology, outbreaks, effectiveness, herd immunity

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