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Hepatitis B vaccination in United Kingdom accident and emergency departments.
  1. J Heyworth
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Hope Hospital, Salford, England.


    Hepatitis B vaccination is not widespread amongst staff in accident and emergency departments in the United Kingdom. The results of a survey of departments training senior registrars reveal that unfounded fears concerning the safety of the vaccine are responsible for the low uptake. The need for vaccination, cost, medicolegal aspects and future developments are discussed.

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