A virus, the vice chancellors and principles of vaccination.

J. Laszlo, V. Sivarajasingam, G.R. Ogden

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    Abstract

    The Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principles have stated that from 1996, all students entering medical or dental school must show evidence of non-infectivity and satisfactory completion of immunisation against hepatitis B. This is believed to be the first time that immunisation status has been part of a requirement for admission to university. The problems associated with such a programme are discussed, not the least of which is the setting of a precedent that if followed to its logical conclusion, will eventually see screening for other viral infections such as HCV and HIV, but so it seems, only when we have a vaccine.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)124-126
    Number of pages3
    JournalBritish Dental Journal
    Volume180
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

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