Title
HBV vaccinations in medical and paramedical staff : the impact of age on immunization results
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Basel ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Vox sanguinis. - Basel
Volume/pages
50(1986) :4 , p. 220-222
ISSN
0042-9007
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Medical and paramedical staff from hospitals in the Antwerp area and from the Antwerp blood transfusion centre were vaccinated with the HBV vaccine (Hevac B) that was first commercialized in Belgium. The vaccinations resulted in 82% seroconversions with anti-HBs formation. Age seems to affect adversely the vaccination results, especially in people over 40 years.
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