Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

Practices to improve coverage of the hepatitis B birth dose vaccine

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Publication details

Number of pages: 93
Publication date: 20 March 2013
WHO reference number: WHO/IVB/12.11

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This review summarizes and appraises the evidence from published and grey literature on improving coverage of the hepatitis B birth dose. Specifically, the review looks at implementation evidence in relation to two main questions:

  • What practices improve coverage of the hepatitis B birth dose?
  • What are important facilitators and barriers to improving coverage of the birth dose?