Immune response to hepatitis B vaccine in health care workers in Hong Kong. Lim, W. L., Wong, D. A., & Cheng, K. C. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2(2):138–140, 1996.
Immune response to hepatitis B vaccine in health care workers in Hong Kong [link]Paper  abstract   bibtex   
The hepatitis B virus is hyperendemic in Hong Kong. Health care workers are at increased risk of acquiring hepatitis B because of frequent exposure and are therefore advised to receive hepatitis B vaccination. Immune response rates among 1102 female and 567 male health care workers in Hong Kong were examined and analysed. There was a good overall response rate of 93.8%, with women responding better than men. Among female health care workers, the proportion with an inadequate antibody response increased from 3.5% in those younger than 35 years old to 6.5% in those aged 35 years and older. Post-vaccination testing should be recommended to identify non-responders and to guide post-exposure management.
@article{lim_immune_1996,
	title = {Immune response to hepatitis {B} vaccine in health care workers in {Hong} {Kong}},
	volume = {2},
	issn = {1024-2708},
	url = {http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=reference&D=emed6&NEWS=N&AN=26318349},
	abstract = {The hepatitis B virus is hyperendemic in Hong Kong. Health care workers are at increased risk of acquiring hepatitis B because of frequent exposure and are therefore advised to receive hepatitis B vaccination. Immune response rates among 1102 female and 567 male health care workers in Hong Kong were examined and analysed. There was a good overall response rate of 93.8\%, with women responding better than men. Among female health care workers, the proportion with an inadequate antibody response increased from 3.5\% in those younger than 35 years old to 6.5\% in those aged 35 years and older. Post-vaccination testing should be recommended to identify non-responders and to guide post-exposure management.},
	language = {English},
	number = {2},
	journal = {Hong Kong Medical Journal},
	author = {Lim, W. L. and Wong, D. A. and Cheng, K. C.},
	year = {1996},
	keywords = {*hepatitis B vaccine/dt [Drug Therapy], *hepatitis B/dt [Drug Therapy], *hepatitis B/pc [Prevention], adolescent, adult, antibody production, article, female, health care personnel, hepavac, human, immune response, major clinical study, male, unclassified drug, vaccination},
	pages = {138--140}
}

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