UK babies to be routinely immunised against hepatitis B

04:51 EDT 1 Aug 2017 | Pharmafile

As of today, all babies born in the UK will be administered with the vaccine for hepatitis B, with the jab being added to the five-in-one jab used for routine immunisations in new-borns. The move represents a bid to reduce the widespread risk of liver cancer and cirrhosis, and makes the UK one of the last European countries to offer the preventative treatment after the WHO originally recommended it 1992.

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