Changes to Havrix booster dose

Changes to the prescribing information for the Havrix Monodose hepatitis A vaccine mean that it is no longer necessary to restart the primary vaccination schedule if the booster is administered within five years of primary vaccination.

Although a booster dose is normally recommended between six to 12 months of primary vaccination, it has been shown that immunocompetent subjects given a booster up to five years after initial vaccination can show a satisfactory antibody response sufficient for persistent immunity.

Further information: GlaxoSmithKline, Stockley Park West, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1BT. Tel: (0800) 221441.

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