Hepatitis B immunization. Introducing hepatitis B vaccine into national immunization services
This fact sheet is a concise summary of hepatitis B virus infection prevention, primarily aimed at health workers and programme managers of immunization services. It summarizes the background information on hepatitis B virus infection worldwide and the recommended strategies for its prevention. The fact sheet provides information on the vaccine and its various formulations, the dosage, the administration and the recommended schedules for infant immunization. It also deals with other programmatic issues such as cold chain requirement, vaccine storage and shipping, injection safety, phasing-in of the vaccine into existing immunization services, training of health workers, advocacy, including monitoring and reduction of vaccine wastage.
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