Impact of thimerosal-related changes in hepatitis B vaccine birth-dose recommendations on childhood vaccination coverage.

@article{Luman2004ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of thimerosal-related changes in hepatitis B vaccine birth-dose recommendations on childhood vaccination coverage.},
  author={Elizabeth T. Luman and Anthony E. Fiore and Tara W. Strine and Lawrence E. Barker},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2004},
  volume={291 19},
  pages={2351-8}
}
CONTEXT In July 1999, the longstanding preference to begin hepatitis B vaccination of all US infants at birth was temporarily suspended because of concerns about exposure to mercury contained in the vaccine preservative thimerosal. The suspension was lifted in September 1999 when preservative-free hepatitis B vaccine became available. OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of changes in recommendations regarding administration of a hepatitis B birth dose on vaccination coverage. DESIGN, SETTING… CONTINUE READING
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