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Hepatitis B Vaccination Coverage and Documented Seroprotection among Matriculating Healthcare Students at an Academic Institution in the United States

  • Rania A. Tohme (a1) (a2), Bruce Ribner (a3), Michael J. Huey (a3) and Philip R. Spradling (a2)
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We evaluated hepatitis B vaccination coverage and documentation of antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) concentration among a cohort of healthcare students. Of 4,075 students, 59.8% had documentation of vaccination and 83.8% had anti-HBs concentration greater than or equal to 10 mIU/mL. Documenting hepatitis B vaccination and anti-HBs concentration among healthcare students is needed to prevent transmission in healthcare settings.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., Mailstop G37, Atlanta, GA 30333 (rtohme@cdc.gov)
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
  • URL: /core/journals/infection-control-and-hospital-epidemiology
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