Hepatitis B vaccination of premature infants: a reassessment of current recommendations for delayed immunization.

@article{Losonsky1999HepatitisBV,
  title={Hepatitis B vaccination of premature infants: a reassessment of current recommendations for delayed immunization.},
  author={Genevieve A. Losonsky and Steven S Wasserman and Ina Stephens and Frank Mahoney and Patrice Armstrong and Kathryn Gumpper and Susan Dulkerian and David J. West and Ira H. Gewolb},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1999},
  volume={103 2},
  pages={E14}
}
OBJECTIVE Current American Academy of Pediatrics and United States Public Health Service Immunization Practices Advisory Committee recommendations for hepatitis B immunization in premature infants weighing <2 kg at birth born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBSAg)-negative mothers are to delay the initiation of vaccination until such infants reach 2 kg or until 2 months of age. This proposal to delay vaccination at birth in these low-risk infants was based on limited studies not conducted in… CONTINUE READING

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