Recommendations for administering hepatitis A vaccine to contacts of international adoptees

Academic Article


  • The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend routine administration of hepatitis A vaccine for household members and close contacts, including baby-sitters, when children are adopted from countries with high or intermediate rates of hepatitis A infection. This policy expands previous AAP recommendations to immunize travelers to countries who are seeking to adopt a child in countries with high or medium hepatitis A endemicity. All previously nonimmune unvaccinated people who anticipate close exposure to international adoptees during the 60 days after their arrival should receive hepatitis A immunization, ideally 2 or more weeks before the arrival of the adopted child. Copyright © 2011 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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  • Pediatrics  Journal
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    Author List

  • Brady MT; Bernstein HH; Byington CL; Edwards KM; Fisher MC; Glode MP; Jackson MA; Keyserling HL; Kimberlin DW; Maldonado YA
  • Start Page

  • 803
  • End Page

  • 804
  • Volume

  • 128
  • Issue

  • 4