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Information related to hepatitis immunization

SAGE meeting of April 2012

The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization held its last meeting on 10-12 April. The report of the meeting will be published in the WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record on 25 May 2012.

Statement on hepatitis A immunization

“On the topic of hepatitis A vaccine, SAGE concluded that while a two dose regimen of hepatitis A vaccines is currently in use in some countries, national immunization programmes may consider the use of single dose inactivated hepatitis A vaccines for inclusion in immunization schedules.
In this context, SAGE applauded Argentina for its innovative approach that led to the generation of useful data and may result in cost savings for other countries. SAGE encouraged Argentina to continue monitoring the impact of its single dose hepatitis A vaccine program and to report back to WHO on an annual basis.”


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