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Deborah Wexler

MD, Founder and Executive Director, Immunization Action Coalition 

The End of Hepatitis B Transmission Begins at Birth

Hepatitis B

Editor’s note: August is National Immunization Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of acute hepatitis B virus infection in the U.S. has declined by more than 80 percent since 1990, when routine hepatitis B vaccination of babies was implemented. While this is certainly good news, there are…