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EPI, Expanded Program on Immunization; HBsAg, hepatitis B virus surface antigen; HepB, hepatitis B vaccine; iPMTCT, integrated Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, TBD, timely birth dose.
Dr Zahida Sarwar said that after two years, hepatitis B vaccine birth dose would formally be included in EPI programme.
school-based delivery of HPV, delivery of the hepatitis B birth dose as part of neonatal care), platforms for providing immunization to new age groups offer opportunities to improve access to health care and facilitate vaccination throughout the life course.
In a press report, DOH said the coverage of the birth dose vaccination program is still low at 51 percent in 2015 despite the fact that the program has been in place for many years now and availability of the vaccines in their facilities.
181 SA was one of the first 10 countries in Africa to introduce universal HBV vaccination (6-, 10- and 14-week schedule) in April 1995, but currently has no birth dose and no catch-up programme.
3% prevalence of HBsAg in children Less than 5 years of age17 and is pointing towards a possibility of vertical transmission as most of these children were vaccinated through EPI at around 6 weeks without a birth dose of HBV vaccine.
for doses after the birth dose, a dose at age 4 months is not needed.
6%) and the HepB birth dose ([section][section]) (72.
The sources said other step was sorting out of birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine by
Improve newborn tracking system to enhance polio birth dose coverage
Whether a birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine is safe and effective is critical in deciding on giving a birth dose.
For infants born to HBsAg-negative mothers, the birth dose can