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Hepatitis B Booster Vaccination for Healthcare Workers

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Two scientists from the Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo have analyzed the immune response of 526 health workers who had anti-hepatitis B titres that rose one month after immunization. In Japan, healthcare workers are urged to get the hepatitis B vaccine and to get boosters to keep the antibodies in the blood. The findings suggest that booster shots are the best way to keep immunity stable, especially for the at-risk healthcare workers.

Source: Lancet (04/22/00) Vol. 355, No. 9213, P. 1464; Yoshida, Tadashi; Saito, Ikuo. Courtesy of the CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention