Hepatitis B vaccines: WHO position paper - July 2017

Author: WHO
Category: Service delivery
Tags: SAGE , WHO


This document replaces the 2009 WHO position paper on hepatitis B vaccines. It provides updated information on hepatitis B vaccines and their storage, transport and deployment. The recommendations concern the target groups for vaccination and the appropriate schedules. In particular, the recommendations stress the importance of vaccination of all infants at birth as the most effective intervention for the prevention of hepatitis B virus-associated disease worldwide. Recommendations on the use of hepatitis B vaccine were discussed by SAGE in October 2016; evidence presented at that meeting can be accessed at: http://www.who.int/immunization/sage/meetings/2016/october/en/.


Type Journal article
Language English, French, Russian
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PubMed URL https:///www.who.int/wer/2017/wer9227/en/
Journal WER
Volume 27
Year 2017
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