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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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BORDA-OLIVAS, Alfredo et al. Compliance of hepatitis-B virus vaccination in newborns in Lima and Callao. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2018, vol.35, n.3, pp.465-470. ISSN 1726-4634.

The objective of the study was to determine compliance with hepatitis-B virus (HBV) in newborns in Lima and Callao. A descriptive, cross-sectional, multicenter-design study was conducted in high level public and private hospitals. Information on vaccination corresponds to newborns during one week of 2015 and was obtained through consultations with parents and review of health service reports. The study was conducted in 12 health facilities including 935 mothers and newborns. Vaccination coverage within 24 hours of life was 85.1%, according to the parents’ report; and 88.7%, according to the health services’ report. It is concluded that the coverage of HBV vaccination in newborns within 24 hours of life was important, but still far from the ideal goals proposed by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization.

Keywords : Hepatitis B; Hepatitis B vaccines; Vaccination coverage; Newborn; Perú.

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