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Hepatitis A immunization strategies: universal versus targeted approaches.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16211195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The alternative to nationwide childhood hepatitis A vaccination is to continue targeting high-risk adults. To consider how many of today's children will become vaccination candidates, the proportion of adults reporting a lifetime history of hepatitis A risk factors was examined. One thousand thirty-four US adults responded to a confidential postal survey, 49% of whom had met current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) criteria for immunization and 72% had met an expanded set of criteria. Because adult vaccination is more costly per capita, targeted vaccination may provide modest financial savings with none of the benefits associated with reduced child-to-adult transmission.
Authors:
R Jake Jacobs; Allen S Meyerhoff; Thomas Zink
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-07     Completed Date:  2006-03-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  705-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Capitol Outcomes Research, Inc., Alexandria, VA 22310, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Child
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies
Hepatitis A / prevention & control*
Hepatitis A Vaccines* / administration & dosage,  economics
Hepatitis A Virus, Human / immunology
Humans
Immunization Schedule
Risk Factors
Vaccination / economics*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hepatitis A Vaccines

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