Update on hepatitis B vaccination in Italy 10 years after its implementation.

@article{Zanetti2001UpdateOH,
  title={Update on hepatitis B vaccination in Italy 10 years after its implementation.},
  author={Alessandro Remo Zanetti},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 17-19},
  pages={
          2380-3
        }
}
Since the beginning of the Italian program of immunization against hepatitis B, vaccine has been given to more than 9 million children, with an outstanding record of safety and efficacy. The coverage rate is globally around 94%, with differences between Northern and Southern regions, the latter having the lower acceptance rate. According to the National Surveillance System (SEIEVA), the incidence of acute hepatitis B per10(5) inhabitants declined from 5.4 in 1990 to 2.9 in 1998. The reduction… CONTINUE READING

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