HEALTHCARE: Vaccinations in Latvia: Hepatitis ABCs

  • 2008-10-22
  • By Kristina Pauksens
RIGA - While much attention has been given recently to the Hepatitis A epidemic in the Latvian media, other forms of Hepatitis, and especially Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, are also significant areas of study within the Latvian medical research community.The vaccination system for all three types of Hepatitis in Latvia raises important questions about private vs. public medical care in the country.Hepatitis B vaccines have been given free of charge to all infants born in Latvia since 1997, as part of an obligatory state-run program.  However, Hepatitis A vaccines are optional, and...
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