|Document ID (ISN)||62246|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0098-7484 - Journal of the American Medical Association
|Convention or series no.
||Wood R.C., MacDonald K.L., White K.E., Hedberg C.W., Hanson M., Osterholm M.T.
||Risk factors for lack of detectable antibody following hepatitis B vaccination of Minnesota health care workers
||22-29 Dec. 1993, Vol.270, No.24, p.2935-2939. Illus. 39 ref.
||A total of 595 health care workers who had received hepatitis B vaccine underwent postvaccination testing for hepatitis B antibodies within 6 months of receiving the third dose of vaccine. Five variables were independently associated with a lack of antibodies: vaccine brand, smoking status, sex, age and body mass index. Results indicate that certain populations of health care workers are at increased risk of not responding to hepatitis B vaccination. Further studies evaluating the immunogenicity of currently available hepatitis B vaccines in persons at high risk for primary vaccine failure are needed.
||USA; vaccination; health care personnel; infectious hepatitis
||smoking; antibodies; body weight; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)