Hepatitis B vaccination in prisons: a much-needed targeted universal intervention.

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    • Abstract:
      The article discusses the importance of Hepatitis B vaccination in prisons. It mentions that prisons are a special environment where there are very high prevalence of intravenous drug users, some of whom re-use the needles and share it within the prison setting, which has a high risk of blood-borne virus transmission. It explains that vaccination for Hepatitis B will prevent the development of long-term chronic liver disease as well as prevent a number of liver cancers in the long term and can be delivered effectively in a small environment.