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January 21, 1998

Should Health Care Workers Exposed to Hepatitis C Routinely Receive Hepatitis A Vaccine?—Reply

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Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998

JAMA. 1998;279(3):195. doi:10.1001/jama.279.3.193

In Reply.—We agree with Dr Koff that persons with chronic liver disease are at increased risk for fulminant hepatitis should they develop hepatitis A virus infection.1 Because of this increased risk, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that susceptible persons with chronic liver disease receive hepatitis A vaccine.2

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