Pambudi, Ridho and Ramadhian, Muhammad Ricky (2016) Effectiveness of Hepatitis B Vaccination for Decreasing Hepatitis B Prevalence. Majority, 5 (1). ISSN 0856934003

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Hepatitis B is a viral infection disease which can cause serious health problems. The prevalence of hepatitis B patients with positive HBsAg continues to increase, especially in developing countries, including Indonesia with a prevalence of 1.2% in 2013. Vaccination as a preventive way to prevent the increasing prevalence of hepatitis B continues advised. WHO recommendation to incorporate hepatitis B vaccination as compulsory in the national vaccination of its country members is expected to decrease the percentage of the prevalence of this disease. CDC through the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACPI) also gave some good recommendations related to the dose and timing of these vaccinations. In practice, the effectiveness of vaccination continues to be observed in various countries by performing community-based studies for evaluation of mass vaccination programs conducted in each country. Studies conducted in various countries which already includes hepatitis B vaccination as part of its national compulsory vaccination, inter alia, the United States, Taiwan, China, and Egypt. Results obtained from these studies provide promising hope in effort to decrease the prevalence of hepatitis B. Vaccination in infancy which sustained declared gave an effective impact protection for decades after the vaccination. It is certainly synergy with efforts to decrease the prevalence of hepatitis B. Keywords: hepatitis B, HBsAg, protection, vaccination

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Fakultas Kedokteran (FK) > Prodi Pendidikan Dokter
Depositing User: MSc Muhammad Ricky Ramadhian
Date Deposited: 31 May 2017 01:18
Last Modified: 31 May 2017 01:18

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