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Hepatitis B immunization schedules in Europe Nicole Guérin. Informations from WHO regional office site from VPD monitoring system 2000 and from personal and VHPB sources!!. Hepatitis B Immunization schedules in Europe in 2001 (1). Newborn immunization Infant immunization beginning at

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Hepatitis b immunization schedules in europe nicole gu rin
Hepatitis B immunization schedules in EuropeNicole Guérin

  • Informations from WHO regional office site

  • from VPD monitoring system 2000

  • and from personal and VHPB sources!!


Hepatitis b immunization schedules in europe in 2001 1
Hepatitis B Immunization schedules in Europe in 2001 (1)

  • Newborn immunization

  • Infant immunization beginning at

    • 1 month, 2 months, 3 months

  • Adolescent immunization only,

  • Adolescents not yet immunized

  • Newborns from infected mothers screened systematically or selected


Hepatitis B immunization schedule 2001

in the WHO European region

E

Legend:

Birth

Infants

Adolescents

NB inf mothers

Source WHO/EURO


Recent changes in immunization schedules in eu
Recent changes in Immunization schedules in EU

  • OPV IPV in several countries

  • Whole cell Pertussis vaccine  acellular

  • 4 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine  3 doses

  • Still some countries witout routine Hepatitis B immunization

  • Availabilty of DT aP Hib HBV combined vaccine licensed at EU level


Conclusion
Conclusion

  • Hepatitis B immunization schedule vary widely throughout EU and coverage is suboptimal

  • Availability of D T aP IPV Hib HBV vaccine since mid 2000

  • Its introduction in infant immunization schedule may be useful in increasing coverage


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