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Prevention of hepatitis A by Havrix: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16117704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hepatitis A is one of the most common vaccine-preventable infectious diseases in the world. With at least 1.5 million cases of hepatitis A worldwide each year, disease management constitutes a substantial economic burden. The first effective vaccine against hepatitis A, Havrix was introduced in 1992. This review summarizes data accumulated following more than a decade of clinical experience with this vaccine and compares clinical data with other currently available hepatitis A vaccines. Based on this data and on the current immunological knowledge, a recent consensus concluded that hepatitis A vaccines induce lifelong protection, and thus booster vaccinations against hepatitis A are unnecessary in fully immunized, healthy people. In view of this, current regulatory recommendations for the use of hepatitis A vaccines are reviewed and possible future strategies identified.
Koen Van Herck; Pierre Van Damme
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of vaccines     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1744-8395     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Vaccines     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-24     Completed Date:  2006-06-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155475     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Vaccines     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination, WHO Collaborating Centre for the Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Hepatitis A / immunology,  prevention & control*
Hepatitis A Vaccines / administration & dosage*,  immunology
Hepatitis A Virus, Human / drug effects*,  immunology
Vaccines, Inactivated / administration & dosage,  immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hepatitis A Vaccines; 0/Vaccines, Inactivated

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