How has routine vaccination of infants for hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B) infection affected the prevalence in the US?

Updated: Jun 08, 2021
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Because of the implementation of routine vaccination of infants in 1992 and of adolescents in 1995, the prevalence of HBV infection has significantly declined in individuals born in the United States.


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