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Hepatitis B vaccine shortage: another symptom of chronic neglect?

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Current shortages of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine have created recent media interest, including representation in the BMJ (1). HBV deserves to make headlines; an estimated 250 million individuals are chronically infected and there has been neglect of funding, political advocacy, research and clinical services. International Sustainable Development Goals for viral hepatitis aspire towards ‘elimination as a public health threat’ by 2030 (2). Vaccination is a crucial component of the multi-pr...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1136/bmj.j4686

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; NDM Experimental Medicine
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; NDM Experimental Medicine
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Journal website
Volume:
359
Pages:
j4686
Publication date:
2017-10-05
Acceptance date:
2017-09-14
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
Pubs id:
pubs:738603
URN:
uri:73a42af8-b66f-4f93-addf-a54ecfe3544a
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uuid:73a42af8-b66f-4f93-addf-a54ecfe3544a
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pubs:738603
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English
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