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Survey data focus on adult HBV vaccination rates

A small survey of primary care physicians in Connecticut found none of them knew that the adult hepatitis B vaccination coverage rate was 25% and that 86% believed the coverage rate was 75%, researchers reported at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research. "There is this misbelief that physicians do not need to address HBV vaccination in adults because the pediatricians took care of it, but this was only implemented 20 to 25 years ago, leaving a majority of today's adults unvaccinated," said lead author Rita Kuwahara, MD.

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