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Title: Who should get hepatitis A vaccination?
Author: Brown, Rhett; Cable, Kathy
Keywords: increased risk
severe outcomes
children
rates of hepatitis
Date: 2005-07
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 54(7) 2005: 624-625.
Abstract: The following groups are at increased risk of contracting or having severe outcomes from hepatitis A and should receive vaccination. • Persons traveling to or working in countries that have high or intermediate rates of infection. (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B) • Men who have sex with men (SOR: B) • Illegal-drug users (SOR: B) • Persons who have occupational risk for infection (SOR: C) • Persons with clotting-factor disorders (SOR: C) • Persons with chronic liver disease (SOR: B) • Children (age 2 to 18) living in states, counties, and communities where rates of hepatitis A are at least twice the national average.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3390

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