|Document ID (ISN)||62245|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||Roome A.J., Walsh S.J., Cartter M.L., Hadler J.L.
||Hepatitis B vaccine responsiveness in Connecticut public safety personnel
||22-29 Dec. 1993, Vol.270, No.24, p.2931-2934. 15 ref.
||A survey was made of levels of hepatitis B antibody present among public safety personnel who had completed vaccination 1 to 6 months earlier. Of 258 individuals tested, 11.9% were found to have no or inadequate levels of antibody. The frequency of inadequate level of antibody increased significantly with age. Smoking, extreme obesity and increasing time interval since completing the vaccine series were also associated with inadequate levels of antibody. It is concluded that routine immunization of public safety personnel should include selective use of postvaccine testing.
||USA; vaccination; community services; infectious hepatitis
||smoking; antibodies; age-linked differences; survey; obesity
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)