A guide for introducing and strengthening Hepatitis B birth dose vaccination
WHO has published global guidance for immunization managers and maternal child health professionals seeking to introduce hepatitis B birth dose into national immunization programmes or to strengthen existing birth dose programmes. The guide places particular emphasis on the unique programmatic features administering hepatitis B vaccine as a birth dose and the necessary integration with maternal, obstetric and post-natal care. Specifically, this guide aims to: Provide an overview of WHO recommendations, best practices, technical justification and strategic approaches relating to hepatitis B birth dose to newborns Highlight the unique operational requirements for introducing a vaccination that should be delivered as soon after birth as possible, preferably within 24 hours. Inform the policy discussions and operational strategies for the introduction of hepatitis B birth dose vaccination into a national immunization programme.
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|Added on||4 July 2016 07:45:00|
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