Hepatitis B Vaccinations

We've had many success stories about vaccinations in the past....and here's one more.

In Taiwan, China, Hepatitis B has been a major health problem...with as many as 20% of the population being chronic carriers!

In 1984 a mass vaccination program against Hepatitis B was started for all newborns and children.

A study 10 years later found a dramatic reduction in the number of carriers of Hepatitis B thus preventing much suffering and death.

We should be happy here at home that we also have a similar program.

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