Title
Antibody persistence and immune memory 4 years post-vaccination with combined hepatitis A and B vaccine in adults aged over 40 years
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Hamilton ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Journal of travel medicine. - Hamilton
Volume/pages
18(2011) :2 , p. 145-148
ISSN
1195-1982
ISI
000287925900014
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Persistence of immune response was assessed in adults aged >40 years (N = 596) following primary vaccination with combined hepatitis A/B vaccine or concomitant monovalent hepatitis A and B vaccines. Anti-hepatitis A virus antibody responses persisted for at least 4 years regardless of the vaccine used, with anti-hepatitis B surface antibody responses higher and more sustained in subjects who received the combined hepatitis A/B vaccine. Response rates to an additional dose of the same vaccine(s) used for priming were high.
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