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Hepatitis A

Highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is primarily transmitted through contaminated food and water or through close personal contact with an infected person.

The best way to prevent hepatitis A is to get vaccinated.

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£55

Frequently Asked Questions

The sooner the better. The vaccine will provide a level protection from the first dose

If you receive the complete programme, in most cases, you should expect a minimum of 20 years of protection

2 doses 6 to 12 months apart

  1. First booster is after 6 to 12 months, to complete the programme
  2. Further boosters after 20 years
Adverse effects associated with monovalent hepatitis A vaccination are fever, injection site reactions, and rash

Children receive a paediatric version of the Hepatitis A vaccine. The primary course is 2 doses, given 6 to 12 months apart.

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The best way to prevent hepatitis A is to get vaccinated. The hepatitis A vaccine is safe and effective and is usually given in two doses, 6 to 12 months apart.

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Hepatitis A

Symptoms of hepatitis A include fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, fever, and yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice). These symptoms usually appear 2 to 6 weeks after exposure to the virus and can last for several weeks to months.

There is no specific treatment for hepatitis A, and most people recover on their own. In severe cases, hospitalization may be necessary to provide supportive care.

The best way to prevent hepatitis A is to get vaccinated. The hepatitis A vaccine is safe and effective and is usually given in two doses, 6 to 12 months apart. It is recommended for all children at age 1, travellers to certain countries, and people at high risk for infection, such as those with liver disease or certain medical conditions, and men who have sex with men.

Good hygiene, such as washing your hands frequently and thoroughly, can also help prevent the spread of hepatitis A. It is important to cook food thoroughly and to avoid consuming raw or undercooked shellfish.

If you think you may have been exposed to hepatitis A or are experiencing symptoms, it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately. Early treatment can help prevent complications and reduce the risk of transmission to others.

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