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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, in Table 2, in the first row, "Infants (<1 yr)," under the column heading "Combination vaccine, Pediarix, Dose (µg)," the text should read, "10."

On page 9, in Table 4, under the column heading "Recommendation," the second bullet should read, "Administer 3 additional hepatitis B vaccine doses with single-antigen vaccine at ages 1, 2--3, and 6 mos or hepatitis B-containing combination vaccine at ages 2, 4, and 6 mos (Pediarix) or 2, 4, and 12--15 mos (Comvax)."

The fourth bullet should read, "Test for HBsAg and antibody to HBsAg 1--2 mos after completion of >3 doses of a licensed hepatitis B vaccine series (i.e., at age 9--18 mos, generally at the next well-child visit). Testing should not be performed before age 9 mos nor within 4 wks of the most recent vaccine dose."

The seventh bullet should read, "Administer 3 additional hepatitis B vaccine doses with single-antigen vaccine at ages 1, 2--3, and 6 mos or hepatitis B-containing combination vaccine at ages 2, 4, and 6 mos (Pediarix) or 2, 4, and 12--15 mos (Comvax)."

The 10th bullet should read, "Complete the hepatitis B vaccine series with single-antigen vaccine at ages 2 mos and 6--18 mos or hepatitis B-containing combination vaccine at ages 2, 4, and 6 mos (Pediarix) or 2, 4, and 12--15 mos (Comvax)."

The following footnote should be added to Table 4: "The final dose in the vaccine series should not be administered before age 24 weeks (164 days)."

The corrected Table 4 is available in its entirety at http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hbv/pdfs/correctedtable4.pdf.



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