Vaccine - Hepatitis A - Adult

This is a vaccine that decreases your risk of getting hepatitis A, a viral infection of the liver.




This is a vaccine that decreases your risk of getting hepatitis A, a viral infection of the liver.



Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver that can cause:

  • Fever
  • Stomachache
  • Decreased appetite
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Dark urine
  • Liver failure (in rare cases)

The hepatitis A vaccine helps protect you from an infection with the hepatitis A virus. It will not protect you from other liver infections (other types of hepatitis).

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends this vaccine for adults with certain risk factors that put them at higher risk for contracting hepatitis A. Some of the factors that put people at increased risk include:

  • Certain jobs and medical conditions
  • High-risk behaviors
  • Travel to an area where there is a high incidence of hepatitis A.

Talk to your healthcare provider to see if you are at increased risk for hepatitis A.

  • If you have a moderate to severe illness, check with your healthcare provider before you receive the vaccine.
  • You should not receive the vaccine at all if you have a known allergy to any of the components of the vaccine.
  • Protection against hepatitis A typically begins one month after receiving the first dose of the vaccine.
  • The second dose should be given six to eighteen months after the first dose was given.

Contact your healthcare to see if you are at increased risk for hepatitis A. Here is a list of questions you can ask about the hepatitis A vaccine.

  • Do you recommend this vaccine for me, and why?
  • Does this vaccine need boosters, and when?
  • What are the side effects of this vaccine?
  • What are the risks if I don't get the vaccine?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Vaccine Hepatitis A
Vaccine - Hepatitis A - Adult
Vaccine
Immunization Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A Vaccine
Hepatitis A Shot
Hepatitis A Immunization


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