Health: Hepatitis B

House of Lords written question – answered on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of Baroness Masham of Ilton Baroness Masham of Ilton Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the current vaccination policy to protect people in high risk groups from hepatitis B infection; and

Whether they will introduce a campaign to encourage people at risk from hepatitis B to seek vaccine protection.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is currently reviewing the hepatitis B immunisation programme. Its advice is expected later this year.

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