Colorado’s school entry requirement for hepatitis B vaccination was implemented in 1997. In the 2012-2013 school year, Colorado reported an HBV immunization rate of 94.3% (CI 91.3-96.5) for kindergarteners. Reports of acute HBV have steadily dropped since implementation of the requirement, but total chronic HBV case reports have not decreased as dramatically (See Figure 1). What does the epidemic look like in the U.S. and Colorado, and what are staff at CDPHE doing to address this important public health issue? Join CCIC for an opportunity to find out!
- Understand the current epidemic of hepatitis B in the U.S and Colorado
- Identify who needs to be screened for HBV and who needs medical follow-up
- Progress toward universal HBV vaccination and ongoing gaps
- Name three services provided by a Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Case Manager
Presented by staff of the CDPHE Viral Hepatitis Program:
Amy Warner, MPH, Program Manager
Kathy Gaines, RN, MPH, Nurse Consultant
Briana Sprague, Perinatal Hepatitis B Case Manager
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