Planning and execution of a successful hepatitis b immunization program

Janet L. Hurley, H. Spencer Turner, Karen M. Butler

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Today's college students occupy a “window” between older adults, whose need for hepatitis B vaccination is minimal, and younger people who receive the vaccine as part of their childhood immunization series. However, because of the high-risk activities that are often part of student behavior, college students are among the individuals who are at the highest risk for this disease; 75% of all reported hepatitis B cases occur in persons between the ages of 15 and 39 years. It is therefore imperative that college health professionals take seriously their responsibility to educate students about issues related to hepatitis B and make available programs that enable the students to receive immunizations. This article briefly describes a successful hepatitis B education and immunization program at an institution that has no mandatory prematriculation immunization requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-191
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American College Health Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 2001

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  • Health education
  • Hepatitis B
  • Immunizations
  • University students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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