A guide for introducing and strengthening Hepatitis B birth dose vaccination

Author: Morgan et al.
Category: Global initiatives

Abstract

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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Type Document
Language Arabic, English, French, Spanish
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Link https://www.who.int/immunization/documents/general/ISBN9789241509831/en/
Publisher WHO
Year 2015
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