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Hepatitis B Vaccine Responses and Best Practices

Data from 4 studies presented at The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases’ The Liver Meeting 2019, held November 8 to 12 in Boston, Massachusetts, report on safety, effectiveness, and best practice approaches in patients with chronic hepatitis B, including non- and low-responders and obese patients.


BCG Vaccination and Cancer Risk: What’s the Link?

Bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG) vaccination in childhood was associated with a reduced risk of lung cancer development in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations, according to findings from a 60-year follow-up of a clinical trial.  The review analyzed a multicenter, randomized by alternation, placebo-controlled, single-blind clinical trial that was conducted from December 1935 to…

Pregnant Woman being vaccinated

US Maternal Tdap and Influenza Immunization Rate Is Suboptimal

Maternal coverage with tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) and influenza vaccinations between 2010 and 2017 remained suboptimal among large, geographically diverse cohorts in the United States. This is according to data published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. The data for this retrospective cohort study were extracted from the MarketScan…

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