HC Deb 17 October 1996 vol 282 c1101W
Mr. Luff

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on vaccination against hepatitis B. [41055]

Mr. Horam

The United Kingdom has one of the lowest prevalence rates of hepatitis B carriers in the world and the Department's current policy is to recommend immunisation against hepatitis B for those groups at increased risk of infection because of their life style, occupation or other factors such as close contact with a case or carrier. This policy, including the risk groups for whom immunisation is recommended, is kept under review.