Experience with hepatitis B vaccination in nurses in a hospital for the mentally handicapped.

@article{Follett1987ExperienceWH,
  title={Experience with hepatitis B vaccination in nurses in a hospital for the mentally handicapped.},
  author={E. A. C. Follett and I S Symington and Mary Gertrude Cameron},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1987},
  volume={2 8561},
  pages={728-31}
}
The extent of HBV infection in the staff of a large hospital for the mentally handicapped was investigated. Nurses with direct patient contact were identified as a particular risk group and hepatitis B vaccination was offered to them. Of the 500 who received a full course of vaccination 96% had detectable antibodies 9 months after starting vaccination. High… CONTINUE READING