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Hepatitis A And B Vaccines Protect Kids Now And Later

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August 24, 1999
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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Hepatitis B is believed to be the most common cause of chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer. Some school districts are requiring vaccination before seventh-graders, kindergarteners and pre-schoolers can enroll.

LOS ANGELES -- Beginning July 1, students headed into the seventh grade in Los Angeles County had to first have to stop by the doctor’s office to be vaccinated against hepatitis type B. The vaccination was already required for entry into kindergarten and day-care centers but the new law ensures that all children are immunized before reaching adulthood.


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