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Re: [Gnumed-devel] one more vaccinations detail

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] one more vaccinations detail
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 12:01:46 +0200
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> I know what you are asking but hep b doesn't work that way.
> One single shot immunises half the population. However many more shots they 
> get doesn't matter. We don't know who they are and who they aren't, so all 
> the population gets the next two shots, leaving 5% of the population not 
> immune.
Doh ! Of course you are right. I did tell this to patients
myself before :-)

> Your original question remains unanswered. In Australia the three shots can 
> be 
> separated by any time
Aha ! So, it isn't unanswered after all :)

> but the blood test needs to be done promptly at 4 to 6 weeks.
That, of course, makes sense.

So all the anecdotal/incidental/intuitive/logical evidence we
gathered so far points to considering any given shot as valid.
So much the better since that's far easier to code (and is
exactly what the current code does...).

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