Hepatitis B vaccines: WHO position paper – July 2017

Weekly Epidemiological Record, No. 27, 2017, 92, 369–392

24 pp. 623 kB
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/255841/1/WER9227.pdf

This document provides updated information on hepatitis B vaccines and their storage, transport and deployment. The recommendations concern the target groups for vaccination and the appropriate schedules. In particular, the recommendations stress the importance of vaccination of all infants at birth as the most effective intervention for the prevention of hepatitis B virus-associated disease worldwide.

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