Evaluation of a hepatitis B vaccination program in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

@article{Jutavijittum2005EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a hepatitis B vaccination program in Chiang Mai, Thailand.},
  author={Prapan Jutavijittum and Yupa Jiviriyawat and Amnat Yousukh and Shigeki Hayashi and Kan Toriyama},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={207-12}
}
Chiang Mai is a province in northern Thailand that started a vaccination program for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in 1989. In this paper, we report the long-term efficacy of this program. Of children aged 4-9 years, 65.7% had a complete course and 3.8% had an incomplete vaccination course. Urban schoolchildren had higher percentage of HB vaccination than rural schoolchildren (89.1% vs 46.9% for the complete course, p < 0.001). The overall prevalence rate of HBsAg in Chiang Mai… CONTINUE READING

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