Effect of needle length for response to hepatitis B vaccine in macrosomic neonates: A prospective randomized study

Ozdemir R., Canpolat F. E. , Yurttutan S., Oncel M. Y. , Erdeve O., Dilmen U.

VACCINE, vol.30, no.21, pp.3155-3158, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 21
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.02.068
  • Title of Journal : VACCINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.3155-3158


Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine whether use of a longer (1 in.) rather than a standard (5/8 in.) needle used for macrosomic neonates (birthweight over 4000 g) may affect antibody titers after immunization against hepatitis B virus (HBV).