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Revista Médica del Hospital Nacional de Niños Dr. Carlos Sáenz Herrera

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RUIZ, Ma. de los Angeles; ALFARO, Wilber  and  FAINSGEZICHT, Iris. Evaluación de la respuesta serológica a la vacuna contra la hepatitis B en una población laboral hospitalaria. Rev. méd. Hosp. Nac. Niños (Costa Rica) [online]. 1999, vol.34, suppl., pp.53-59. ISSN 1017-8546.

The effectiveness of hepatitis B vaccine was evaluted in 120 employees at the National Children`s Hospital of San José, Costa Rica, who enter voluntarily in the vaccination programme during the 1995-1996 period. The vaccination results were found successful in 99,13% of the persons studied, showing seroprotection response levels of ant-HBs antibodies higher than 10 mUI/ml. It was found that age and sex had a direct influence on the seroconvertion levels reached, observing that young people and women were better responders.

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