Survey of neonatal hepatitis B vaccination in Leicestershire

Commun Dis Public Health. 1999 Sep;2(3):218-9.


Some 121,390 live and still births were recorded in Leicestershire between June 1986 and May 1995. All mothers were offered antenatal screening for hepatitis B and 161 were positive for hepatitis B surface antigen. Examination of case notes from 113 mother and baby pairs identified 70 infants who fulfilled criteria for vaccination in place at the time, 47 of whom (67%) had received the three doses of hepatitis B vaccine then recommended for prevention of neonatal infection.

MeSH terms

  • England
  • Female
  • Health Surveys
  • Hepatitis B Vaccines*
  • Hepatitis B, Chronic / congenital*
  • Hepatitis B, Chronic / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical / prevention & control*
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Vaccination / statistics & numerical data*


  • Hepatitis B Vaccines