Prevalence and correlates of previous hepatitis B vaccination and infection among young drug-users in New York City

S. Amesty, D. C. Ompad, S. Galea, C. M. Fuller, Y. Wu, B. Koblin, D. Vlahov

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Abstract

Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccination coverage remains low among drug users. In 1997, ACIP made hepatitis B vaccine available for persons aged 0-18 years and many states began requiring HBV vaccination for entry into middle school; these programs might affect HBV vaccination and infection rates in younger DUs. We were interested in determining correlates of immunization among younger (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-148
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Community Health
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008

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Keywords

  • Hepatitis B
  • Substance use
  • Vaccination

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Professions(all)

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Prevalence and correlates of previous hepatitis B vaccination and infection among young drug-users in New York City. / Amesty, S.; Ompad, D. C.; Galea, S.; Fuller, C. M.; Wu, Y.; Koblin, B.; Vlahov, D.

In: Journal of Community Health, Vol. 33, No. 3, 06.2008, p. 139-148.

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Amesty, S. ; Ompad, D. C. ; Galea, S. ; Fuller, C. M. ; Wu, Y. ; Koblin, B. ; Vlahov, D. / Prevalence and correlates of previous hepatitis B vaccination and infection among young drug-users in New York City. In: Journal of Community Health. 2008 ; Vol. 33, No. 3. pp. 139-148.
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