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Errata: Vol. 54, No. RR-16

In the MMWR Recommendations and Reports, "A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), Part 1: Immunization of Infants, Children, and Adolescents," the following errors occurred:

On page 8, the last two footnotes in Table 2 should read, "¶¶Dialysis formulation administered on a 3-dose schedule at 0, 1, and 6 months. ***Two 1.0-mL doses administered at one site, on a 4-dose schedule at 0, 1, 2, and 6 months."

On pages 27--28, in the section titled, "Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (HBIG) Dose and Administration," the second sentence of the third bullet should read, "For neonates (aged <1 month) and infants (aged 1--12 months), HBIG should be administered intramuscularly in the anterolateral thigh using a 22--25-gauge needle. The appropriate needle length is usually 5/8" for neonates and 7/8"--1" for infants."

On page 29, second column, the second sentence of the second bullet should read, "Administration of three doses on an appropriate schedule (Table 5), followed by anti-HBs testing 1--2 months after the third dose, is usually more practical than serologic testing after one or more doses of vaccine."

Also on page 29, second column, third bullet, the first sub-bullet should read, "--- If the HBsAg test result is positive, the persons should receive appropriate management, and any household, sexual, or needle-sharing contacts should be identified and vaccinated (see Appendix A)."

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Date last reviewed: 2/16/2006

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