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Hepatitis Vaccine

Hepatitis A was earlier known as infectious hepatitis. Hepatitis A vaccine is a vaccine against the hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A vaccine is an inactivated virus vaccine. The vaccine is administered as an injection in the thigh muscle for toddlers and into the upper arm muscle for adults and older children. People who should get this vaccine are:


  • All children starting at age 1 year (12-23 months)
  • Users of illicit drugs, injectable or non-injectable
  • Those indulging in gay sex
  • People with blood clotting disorders
  • People who work with people infected with hepatitis A
  • People with chronic liver disease
  • Any person who wishes to be protected from hepatitis A virus infection

Hepatitis Vaccine dosage

  • Two doses of vaccine are recommended.
  • The second dose needs to be administered 6 months from the administration of the first dose.

This vaccine is highly effective; however a booster dosage needs to be administered so as to maintain the effectiveness of the vaccine. Hepatitis A vaccines are very safe and do not cause any potential side effects in a person.

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Collection of Pages - Last revised Date: September 22, 2019