Hepatitis B Vaccine Protects for Up to 30 Years

From summary at GI & Hepatology News: Hepatitis B vaccine protection lasts 30 years

An excerpt:

  • Ninety percent of patients in a 1981 hepatitis B vaccine trial still had evidence of immune protection 30 years later, according to a study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases…
  • 243 members of the original cohort who responded to the original primary vaccine series but received no subsequent doses during the 30-year period…
  • Of the patients tested, 125 (51%) had anti-HBs levels greater than or equal to 10 mIU/mL. Among participants with anti-HBs levels below 10 mIU/mL who were available for follow-up, 75 of 85 (88%) responded to a booster dose with an anti-HBs level greater than or equal to 10 mIU/mL at 30 days.
  • Read the full study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases (J Infect Dis. 2016 Jan 21. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiv748).

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