Failure to vaccinate current injecting drug users against hepatitis B in England and Wales.

Theresa Lamagni*, V. D. Hope, K. L. Davison, John Parry, Owen Gill

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    Abstract

    In most industrialised countries the elimination of hepatitis B infection is highly reliant on effective vaccine delivery to injecting drug users. This paper highlights the very poor vaccine coverage achieved in England and Wales in the ten years since this problem was officially recognised and targeted. This is despite the existence of a comprehensive and well-utilised network of specialist services for injecting drug users.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)71-72
    Number of pages2
    JournalCommunicable disease and public health / PHLS
    Volume4
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001

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