Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccination and risk of childhood leukaemia in a vaccine trial in Finland

@article{Auvinen2000HaemophilusIT,
  title={Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccination and risk of childhood leukaemia in a vaccine trial in Finland},
  author={Anssi Auvinen and Timo Hakulinen and Fred H. Groves},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2000},
  volume={83},
  pages={956 - 958}
}
Incidence of childhood leukaemia was studied among subjects of a trial comparing administration of several doses of a conjugate vaccine against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) starting at an early age (three months) with a single dose given at the age of two years. Among 114 000 subjects, a total of 77 cases of childhood leukaemia were detected. The incidence of childhood leukaemia was lower in the early vaccination arm (relative risk 0.72, 95% confidence interval 0.46–1.13) than late… CONTINUE READING
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