Hepatitis A vaccination coverage among adults aged 18–49 years in the United States

Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mail Stop E-62, Atlanta, GA 30333, United States.
Vaccine (Impact Factor: 3.62). 02/2009; 27(9):1301-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.12.054
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Hepatitis A is the most common type of hepatitis reported in the United States. Prior to hepatitis A vaccine introduction in 1996, hepatitis A incidence followed a cyclic pattern with peak incidence occurring every 10-15 years. During 1980-1995, between 22,000 and 36,000 hepatitis A cases were reported annually. Since 1996, hepatitis A vaccination recommendations have included adults at risk for infection and children living in communities with the highest disease rates. This study provides the first national estimates of self-reported hepatitis A vaccination coverage among persons aged 18-49 years in the United States.

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