New Israeli study finds vaccinating all toddlers against hepatitis A

Results from a new study presented today found that vaccinating all children against hepatitis A at 18 and 24 months in one Israeli community reduced overall incidence of the disease for all ages by 95 percent. The study, authored by Ron Dagan, M.D., Director of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit at Soroka University Medical Center, Be'er Sheva, Israel, was presented at the 45th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC). Experts have long believed that universal hepatitis A vaccination for children is an effective strategy to reduce disease incidence. This study coincides with the recent unanimous decision of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an advisory body to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommending universal hepatitis A vaccination for all children between one and two years of age. The ACIP recommendation marks a milestone in the fight against the disease in the United States, particularly among toddlers who play an important role in hepatitis A transmission.

Entitled "Universal Toddler Hepatitis A Virus Vaccination: An Opportunity for the Elimination of Population Disparity in Disease Incidence," the study by Dr. Dagan highlights the fact that before vaccination, one-fifth of all toddlers in a hepatitis A endemic community had high hepatitis A antibody levels indicating previous exposure. This was reduced by 90 percent within three years after initiation of the toddler-only universal vaccination program. In addition, a distinct disparity in hepatitis disease incidence between the Jewish and non-Jewish population, related to differences in social and economic living conditions, was practically eliminated, due to a very impressive reduction in disease in both populations following vaccination.

"This study demonstrates the significant impact the hepatitis A vaccine can have on the overall population," said Dr. Dagan. "Vaccinating all toddlers not only resul

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