HEPATITIS B VACCINE


See also section on Hepatitis B

Note that Q1y administration of hep B vaccine may give as good protection in infants as the traditional 0, 1mo, 6mo schedule (Peds 103:1243, 1999--JW)

Possible association with multiple sclerosis: In a case-control study of 163 pty with MS and 1,604 controls (matched on age, sex, practice, and date of joining the practice), receipt of hepatitis B vaccination in the 3y before the index date was ass'd with RR 3.1 (sig.) for new dx of MS; no such association observed for tetnus or influenza vaccinations  (Neurol. 63:838, 2004--abst)