Event Date
1995
Included in All Dates?
Yes
Unique ID
100833
Associated Media Filename

000820.mov

The FDA licensed Maurice Hilleman’s hepatitis A vaccine.

Hilleman had been working on hepatitis A for decades. He was one of the first scientists to detect the hepatitis A virus and its antibodies. Tests in 1992 showed that the vaccine was 100% effective in preventing the disease. Hepatitis A vaccine would later be added to the recommended vaccination schedule for children, and its incidence subsequently decreased by about 75%.

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