HEPATITIS A SEROPREVALENCE AMONG YOUNG ADULTS: EFFECTS OF ACIP IMMUNIZATION RECOMMENDATIONS

HEPATITIS A SEROPREVALENCE AMONG YOUNG ADULTS: EFFECTS OF ACIP IMMUNIZATION RECOMMENDATIONS

HEPATITIS A SEROPREVALENCE AMONG YOUNG ADULTS: EFFECTS OF ACIP IMMUNIZATION RECOMMENDATIONS

PURPOSE

 The seroprevalence of antibodies to hepatitis A

increases significantly with age, but the effect of recent hepatitis A
immunization practices on seroprevalence is unknown. As part of
a larger study of the patterns of hepatitis A seroprevalence among
U.S. military recruits, we examined the age-specific rate of
hepatitis A seroprevalence in young adults to determine the effect
of the 2001 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
(ACIP) regional adolescent catch-up immunization recommendations
in this potentially immunized cohort.

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