Items Tagged ‘immune systems’

February 9, 2010

For obese, vaccine needle size matters

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

In a new study, the researchers report that using a standard 1-inch needle to immunize obese adolescents against hepatitis B virus produced a much weaker effect than using a longer needle. “As obesity rises in the US, we need to be aware that the standard of care may have to change to protect obese youth,” […]

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Tags: immune systems, obese, vaccines

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