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Hepatitis A Vaccination


Hepatitis A is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. It is spread through contaminated water and food, especially shellfish or through person to person contact where personal hygiene is poor (faecal-oral route).

Vaccination is recommended if you are visiting areas where drinking water may be unsafe and where hygiene and sanitation is poor.

Summary

age-of-use

Age of Use

16+ years

Doses Required

2

Schedule

1 dose = 1 year protection
2 doses = 25 years protection

Time before Travel

2 weeks preferably, but anytime ok

Booster Required

2nd dose between 6-12 months after 1st dose

Cost

£46

Paediatric Summary

Age of Use

12 months - 16 years

Doses Required

2

Schedule

1 dose = 1 year protection
2 doses = 25 years protection

Time before Travel

2 weeks preferably, but anytime ok

Booster Required

2nd dose between 6-12 months after 1st dose

Cost

£40

When is Hepatitis A Vaccine indicated?

Anyone aged 1 year and over travelling to areas of moderate or high risk (Indian subcontinent, the Far East, and Eastern Europe) for prolonged periods, particularly if sanitation and food hygiene is likely to be poor. Individuals going to live in, or likely to be posted for long periods to, hepatitis A virus-endemic countries.

When is Hepatitis A Vaccine contraindicated?

Do not give hepatitis A vaccine if the person:

  • Has a current severe febrile illness.
  • Has had a confirmed anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose of hepatitis A vaccine.
  • Has had a confirmed anaphylactic reaction to any component of hepatitis A vaccine.

What are the adverse effects of Hepatitis A Vaccine?

Adverse reactions to hepatitis A vaccines are usually mild and confined to the first few days after immunization. The most common reactions are mild, transient soreness, erythema, and induration at the injection site. A small, painless nodule may form at the injection site; this usually disappears and is of no consequence.

General symptoms such as fever, malaise, fatigue, headache, nausea, and loss of appetite are also reported less frequently.
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Birdsfoot Lane Pharmacy
255 Birdsfoot Lane, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 2HX
Superintendent Pharmacist : Mr Rupesh Shah
GPhC Pharmacist Reg No. : 2048914
GPhC Premises Reg No. : 1028845
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