Hepatitis A vaccination
is not routinely offered on the NHS as the infection is rare in the UK, with only 13 reported cases in Wales in 2012.
ATLANTA -- Hepatitis A vaccination
should be given to all previously unvaccinated nontraveling individuals who will be in close personal contact with an internationally adopted child, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted at its winter meeting.
Effectiveness of a mass hepatitis A vaccination
program in preadolescents.
Current recommendations of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for hepatitis B and hepatitis A vaccination
in adults are based on a daunting list of risk groups, many of which overlap.
Experts have long believed that universal hepatitis A vaccination
for children is an effective strategy to reduce disease incidence.
The hepatitis A vaccination
is given by injection and people usually only suffer soreness or redness around the injection area.
The decrease in new infections is related directly to recent expansions in the recommendations for routine hepatitis A vaccination
in young children and to ongoing hepatitis B vaccination strategies, according to Dr.
26 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Partnership for Immunization supports the unanimous decision of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to recommend universal hepatitis A vaccination
for all children in a single age cohort between 12 to 35 months, with catch-up vaccination through the pre-school years.
Currently, hepatitis A vaccination
is recommended for those with occupational risks, such as health care and day-care workers, travelers to endemic regions, children in high-rate communities, persons with chronic liver disease, those with high-risk behaviors, and transplant recipients or others who are immune depressed.
If you take a closer look at the 17 states where routine hepatitis A vaccination
should be implemented or considered, you'll see what an impact the vaccination has had on lowering the number of cases of the disease.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that states with hepatitis A incidence rates that are at least two times greater than the national average implement routine hepatitis A vaccination
programs for children.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC), Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), recommends routine hepatitis A vaccination
for children in states like Nevada with a rate of hepatitis A that is twice the national average (10 cases per 100,000 population, 1987-1997).