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Hepatitis A

3 doses before travel to endemic area

Booster after 10 years

Hepatitis B

When al risk/ then 1 and 6 months later»

Booster after 10 years

" Schedules vary from country to country. This table is to be taken only as a guide '' Two or three doses spaced two months apart, commencing between 2 and 6 months of age, conveniently timed to coincide with diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT) vaccine The third dose is perhaps better delayed to 15 months, at the time of MMR vaccine.

r Given shortly after first birthday in most developed countries, but at 9 months m developing countries where measles death rate is high in the second 6 months of life '' Usually as combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine

Vulnerable groups only, especially the aged and chronic cardiopulmonary invalids f Veterinarians, animal handlers, etc •f If in rabies-endemic country or at high risk. '' Plus rabies immune globulin

' Currently, vulnerable groups only, e.g., family contacts and babies of carriers, staff of hemodialysis units, blood banks, laboratories, hospitals, institutions for mentally retarded, etc., irnimi-nosuppressed persons, drug addicts; but eventually nil infants worldwide ' in countries with a high HBsAg carrier rate all infants should be vaccinated

Table 15-2

Viral Vaccines Recommended for Use in Humans"'1

Table 15-2

Viral Vaccines Recommended for Use in Humans"'1


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Yellow fever

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